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The hit comedy "Don't Dress for Dinner" offers two pay-what-you-can shows

The acclaimed comedy "Don't Dress for Dinner," which is currently running at the Royal George Theatre, is taking a page out of Radiohead's book. The band recently invited fans to pay whatever they wanted for their last album, so the masterminds behind "Don't Dress for Dinner" decided that populist philosophy could work for their play, as well. For the Wednesday evening performances at 7:30PM on March 18 and April 15 (a.k.a. Tax Day, appropriately enough), guests are invited to pay what they can to see "Don't Dress for Dinner." And, really, who couldn't use a bit of affordable comedy right about now?

The romantic farce, which opened in November, is the inaugural production of the Chicago-based British Stage Company, which was formed last year to primarily present comedic works popular on the West End stage. The play centers around a weekend-gone-wrong in which a husband plans a getaway with his mistress, only to find his wife and best friend caught up in the mischievous midst.

Setting the minimum at $1 per ticket, the normally priced $49.50 tickets can only be purchased starting at 10AM the day of the show at the Royal George box office (1641 N. Halsted St.), and there is a maximum of six tickets per guest. They are, of course, subject to availability, so you better get your theater-loving self there early.  

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