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Posted at 01:30 PM ET, 07/30/2012

Capital Fringe Festival: How ‘Apocalypse Picnic’ managed to turn a profit (#DMVReads)

Figuring out how to turn a profit can be a challenge for perfomers participating in the Capital Fringe Festival. (Photo by Jessica Goldstein/TWP) (Jessica Goldstein/TWP - Jessica Goldstein/TWP)
This year’s Capital Fringe Festival concluded its more than two-week run of quirky stage performances on Sunday. While money may not be the driving force behind artists’ participation in the festival, most naturally appreciate turning a profit. Derek Hills, one of the creators of the show “Apocalypse Picnic,” writes in the Washington City Paper’s Fringe & Purge blog about how his group handled the financial aspects of putting on their show.

“But this back-of-the-napkin shorthand omitted a basic consideration: a great chunk of any show’s sales will come from discounted tickets. Fringe has a bunch of bulk-ticketing options, from the “Foh-ty Pack” four-pack to the dreaded, no-revenue VIP Pass, all of which depress the price of a production’s average ticket sale.”

Read more on the Fringe & Purge blog .

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By Andy Smith  |  01:30 PM ET, 07/30/2012

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