The Triangle is brimming with great live theater year-round. If you have a theater-lover on your list, gift passes or ticket packages are perfect for stuffing those stockings. Here are a just a few local companies you may want to check out.
Manbites Dog, based in Durham, is offering gift passes good for the remainder of their current season, which runs through June 2012. Get a 4-pack for $72 or a 2-pack for $36. Act fast on this one! The offer is only available through Friday, Dec. 16. Purchase the gift packs through the Manbites Dog website or call 919-682-3343 and leave a message with the best time to reach you. You can also buy them in person if you plan to attend a performance of their current production "Edith Can Shoot Things and Hit Them," now running through Saturday, Dec. 17.
Raleigh Little Theatre offers ticket packages called Flex Memberships. Get three passes for $54. A Flex Membership purchased now is good for any shows remaining in their 2011-2012 season. To request a Flex Membership, you must print and fill out a Season Membership form, available on the Raleigh Little Theatre website. You can then mail it to 301 Pogue St., Raleigh, NC, 27607, or fax it to 919-821-7961. Call the box office at 919-821-3111 to arrange a speedier transaction if you’re concerned about getting the passes before Christmas.
PlayMakers Repertory Company is a professional theatre in residence at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Anytime Flex passes are currently available for $31.50 each for remaining shows in the 2011-2012 season. The passes are good for Main Stage productions and the PRC2 second stage series, which includes a post-show conversation after each performance. To purchase flex passes, go to the PlayMakers Repertory Company website, or call the box office at (919) 962-7529.