20at20, Off-Broadway’s Version of Restaurant Week, Starts Today

01/25/2010 2:02 PM |

Emperor Jones at Soho Playhouse

Beginning today, and continuing through February 7, you can get $20 tickets to 20 Off-Broadway plays 20 minutes before showtime. It’s called 20at20, and as usual, it involves some touristy Theater District fodder, and some seriously worthwhile Downtown theater.

For instance, you could catch the last week of the thrice extended Emperor Jones (pictured), now at Soho Playhouse; Classic Stage’s sexy thriller Venus in Fur starring Wes Bentley and Nina Arianda; and the premiere production of Sam Shepard’s Ages of the Moon at Atlantic, so recently arrived from Dublin that I can’t tell you how amazing it is, but will later this week when the show opens. Or maybe this would be a good opportunity to finally see Fuerzabruta and not have to feel guilty about dropping $75 on a splashy, Vegas-style spectacle.