SEPTA strike may lighten theater crowds

    The SEPTA transit strike is disrupting the way people get to work, and play. This weekend some theaters are bracing for what might be sparse audiences because people will have a tough time getting to the show.

    The SEPTA transit strike is disrupting the way people get to work, and play. This weekend some theaters are bracing for what might be sparse audiences because people will have a tough time getting to the show.

    As the Phillies crept closer to Game 7 of the World Series, most people spent their evenings glued to a TV instead of going to plays. Now with the strike, theater have gone from the frying pan to the fire.

    Seth Rozin is the Director of Interact Theater near Rittenhouse Square. He says people are putting off theater-going until after the strike.

    Rozin: There is a significant drop between Thursday and last night coinciding with World Series and the strike. I don’t know how much either one is a factor, but we are hearing across the city from our colleagues that are all having trouble selling tickets this week.

    Rozin says even in the best of times many people wait until the final weekend to buy theater tickets.The strike may compound that effect to the point where they will be forced to turn people away.

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