Ten dollars isn’t too steep a price for art

Jacqueline Rayfield, Opinion Editor

After months of tireless practice, the curtain rises on the Liberty musical. Stage lights are shining down from the ceiling, colorful costumes are swirling on the stage, and melodic voices fill the theater. As a firm supporter of (and sometimes participant in) the Patriot Players’ productions, seeing the shows come together is a wonderful feeling.
Some Liberty students, however, are not going to experience this exhilaration. Why? Because they’re cheap. The price for the musical went up this year from seven dollars to ten. I know, a whole three dollars. I understand that many Liberty students don’t have a lot of money to spare, but all it takes is skipping coffee one day to see a wonderful show and support your classmates. And really, ten dollars is not a lot to pay for a show that cost thousands to produce, especially when it is of the high caliber that the Patriot Players’ shows achieve. So please, get out of your houses, spare ten dollars, and support your fellow Patriots in “The Drowsy Chaperone.” They deserve it.