NYC theater plans to charge white people 47% more for tickets

by Daniel Payne · Feb 7th, 2020 3:56 pm

A theater in New York City wants to charge white patrons nearly 50 percent more for tickets to a play about Thomas Jefferson's relationship with one of his slaves, Sally Hemings.

The theater, named Jack and located in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn, has advertised the price of $22 for people who identify as white, while "those who identify as people of color" will pay a cheaper $15 rate, or 47 percent less than what white people will pay.

Following media reports, the theater altered its website to read that the "two-tiered pricing" was "suggested, but not required." The "unique ticketing model" for the play "prioritizes access for people of color," the theater said.


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