Being forced to close our doors was an unexpected turn in our 42nd season. We never expected to be cancelling shows for anything other than blizzards or tornadoes! But we have been supported through this time by those in our community and state that know that theater is one of the things we want to bring back! It brings us together in ways that other things cannot.
While we all want to come back as soon as we can, your safety is our number one priority. We expect to reopen our doors on October 1, 2020, with our 43rd Season Opener of “On Golden Pond.” This could change, of course, as we follow Health Directives for our state and recommendations from our local government.
To that end, we have put several measures in place, and want you to know that they are for your benefit, as well as those of our actors. So what are we doing, and what will that first show in the fall look like?
We will be adhering to social distancing guidelines, and keeping patrons at least six feet apart from others attending. This means that we are limiting seating, and you may not be able to sit in your favorite spot, as tables will be assigned with an empty table inbetween patrons, and chairs in Rows A and B may not be used. It also means that online sales may be limited, and purchases may need to be made through our Box Office.
We have hand sanitizer stations available.
Concessions and bar service will not be available during intermission for our fall show. You will have the opportunity to preorder drinks for the start of the show that will be at your table when you arrive. We will determine on a case by case basis what that might look like for the rest of the season.
We will have staggered arrival times, so that the lobby is not full of people when you arrive.
And finally, we are requiring all those attending the fall show to wear self-provided masks. No one will be allowed in the Theatre house without one. All staff and volunteers on the floor (ushers, box office) will wear masks. Our actors will not be wearing masks during performances, so we are doing what we can to help them, and our audience, by enforcing this requirement. We will also be taking temperatures of everyone who attends upon arrival. Anyone with a temperature of 100 or higher will not be admitted. The rest of the season will be evaluated on a case by case basis.
During rehearsals, all actors and crew will also follow the above.
We are excited to have you back, and hope that you will be comfortable in our house. We look forward to seeing you soon!
(All procedures subject to change, according to local and state guidelines and laws.)
We encourage those who are at risk to stay at home. This would include:
1) The elderly
2) Those with underlying medical conditions
3) Family members who live with elderly people or those at risk
4) Those in contact with those at risk in nursing institutions
5) Those who live with someone with upper respiratory or flu-like symptoms
6) Those who have been exposed to someone with COVID-19
7) Those who have been sick in the last three weeks prior to attendance, or who live with someone who has been ill
8) Any others at risk as determined by the TRHD or a medical professional