We hope this message finds you and your families healthy. Over the last few weeks, many difficult decisions had to be made throughout our state and that stands true for The Arctic Playhouse. Together, we are hopeful that all of us will come out of this pandemic stronger.
We are reaching out to you today with information regarding the rest of our Winter/Spring portion of the 2020 Season. Ultimately, we look forward to seeing you back at our 117 Main Stage and 1249 Cabaret Stage very soon.
Below you will find the information regarding each performance. This is subject to change as the next couple of weeks develop. This week we will begin the task of contacting patrons for cancellations and changes. Refunds will be processed for all cancellations and any patron who is not able to make a changed performance. Due to the amount of changes and edits to the schedule, please be patient as our Box Office is working hard to facilitate all of this
With all Rhode Islanders being affected by the COVID-19 virus, our theater has taken a hit as well. The Arctic Playhouse, as a small non-profit, takes pride in keeping our ticket prices low, but it is the contributions from all of our collective performances that help make that possible. If you are able, we humbly ask that if you can take a credit for a future show or consider your ticket price a donation, that would help us out immensely. If you are unable to, no worries, we are happy to offer you a full refund.
To our Season Subscribers and Cabaret Club Season Subscribers, we understand that this has affected your subscriptions as well. We ask that if you are able to make those performance a donation or to exchange your unused ticket as a “Buddy Pass” to a performance within the 2020 subscription year, we would be grateful.
Unfortunately, the entire run of The Fantasticks will be cancelled and not rescheduled at this time. All ticket holders will be contacted and refunded. Please Note: Due to the amount of changes and edits to the schedule, please be patient as our Box Office is working hard to facilitate all of this.
CANCELLED Thursday, March 26: The Fantasticks
CANCELLED Friday, March 27: The Fantasticks
CANCELLED Saturday, March 28: The Fantasticks
CANCELLED Sunday, March 29: The Fantasticks
CANCELLED Thursday, April 2: The Fantasticks
CANCELLED Friday, April 3: The Fantasticks
CANCELLED Saturday, April 4: The Fantasticks – Matinee & Evening Performances
CANCELLED Sunday, April 5: The Fantasticks
CANCELLED Thursday, April 9: The Fantasticks
CANCELLED Friday, April 10: The Fantasticks
CANCELLED Saturday, April 11: The Fantasticks – Matinee & Evening Performances
The Cabaret Club
CANCELLED Tuesday, March 31: The Cabaret Club – Featuring: Jean O’Donnell
PENDING Tuesday, April 28: The Cabaret Club- Featuring: Angela Bacari & Mike Renzi
*As of this email: We are currently looking at options, through other mediums, to present this show in an alternate manner. Information will be distributed at that point or if unable to make other arrangements a full cancellation will be issued
Dancing at Lughnasa
Please Note: Performances of “Dancing at Lughnasa” DATES HAVE CHANGED. All tickets will be applied to the new run. If you have a conflict with the new date, please contact the box office. If you are OK with the new performance dates, there is no need to take any action.
Original Dates: April 30-May 17 – New Dates: June 11-June 28
Barefoot in the Park
Original Dates: June 11-June 28
Barefoot in the Park, will be moved to later in The Arctic Playhouse’s schedule. At this time, all ticket holders will be contacted and refunded. Please Note: Due to the amount of changes and edits to the schedule, please be patient as our Box Office is working hard to facilitate all of this.
Lon Cerel’s Mind Mysteries
At this time, the May 29th performance will run as scheduled. Further updates will be provided if the status of this performance changes.
Thank you for your continued patronage. We are doing our best to act quickly on this ever-changing circumstance and making the right decision for all that are involved with The Arctic Playhouse.
Until we gather again at The Arctic Playhouse, we leave you with this thought:
The Ghost Light:
“In theatre there is a tradition- whenever the theatre is empty we are sure to leave one light on. Typically on a stand in the center of the stage, this light is known as the Ghost Light. There are many stories about its origin- but it’s meaning is unmistakable. It means though the theatre is empty, WE WILL RETURN. So, here’s to us. The actors, the technicians, the directors, the carpenters, the designers, the musicians, the makers, the stage managers, the volunteers, the artists and above all, THE PATRONS.” – Author Unknown
Until we return, may you and your family continue to be well.
Bryan M. Sawyer, Chairman
Jim Belanger, President
Lloyd Felix, Vice President