With Hurricane Sandy sparking volunteer efforts all over the city, a couple downtown theaters are providing a little relief of their own—in the form of free entertainment.

The folks over at the Public Theater just got their power back after going dark for a bit. They resumed performances yesterday, and in an act of goodwill are giving away all remaining tickets at no cost! Two tickets per person will be given out for performances of Giant, Wild With Happy and Sorry, as well as for Jack Hitt at Joe's Pub. Fun Home and tonight's Public Forum with Anna Deavere Smith and David Simon are sold out, but there will be a stand-by line for the latter at 6:30 p.m. There will also be a 20 percent discount on food and drink at The Library at The Public for ticket holders, starting at 5:30 p.m.

The SoHo Playhouse is also offering free tickets to performances of 5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche (check out our review!) and The Old Man and the Moon; they'll be giving away twenty tickets at each performances to those who have been displaced by Sandy, and plan on continuing to do so "until all tri-state residents are able to safely return to their homes." Up to two tickets per person will be given out on a first-come, first-serve basis. If you've been displaced, they ask that you bring proof of identification listing your zip code, and use the code word "SANDY" at the box office.