Dear patrons, supporters, and friends:
My team and I have made some very difficult decisions over the past few days. Due to the ever-changing and increasingly dangerous situation with the COVID-19 virus, as well as guidelines from the CDC and government officials, and the closure of the Norris Center (our performance venue) by the City of Naples, we have no choice but to suspend programming for the remainder of the 2020 season. This includes productions of The Lion in Winter and The Niceties, as well as the spring session of our Youth Conservatory and in-school programming. Although we do this with a heavy heart, we feel this is the most essential effort to ensure the health and safety of our beloved patrons, esteemed artists, and cherished staff.
In the spirit of resilience and in an effort to ensure we are able to create art for you tomorrow, we are making challenging decisions today.
As a not-for-profit organization heavily reliant on ticket sales, we ask you to consider turning your ticket purchase into a fully tax-deductible donation to help sustain basic operations and programming until we are able to re-open. If you’re so inclined, we would be exceptionally grateful if you would consider adding an additional gift to it. This would be a most valuable immediate action to ensure we are able to serve families, children, and our greater community through the power of live theatre and education.
If you prefer to exchange your tickets, we have expanded our ticket exchange policy to allow you the flexibility to move your tickets into the 2020-21 season, which will begin in October.
If you have not already contacted us about your tickets, click the link to our Ticket Inquiries form. A box office representative will handle your requests. As we transition to remote operations in order to play our part in flattening the curve of the outbreak, we thank you for your patience and understanding as we navigate a new system. If we do not hear from you by April 15, 2020, we will automatically move your ticket purchase to a patron credit for use during the 2020-2021 season.
We’ll continue to closely monitor the situation and work with the City of Naples and the CDC to determine when the safety of our entire community can be assured. All future updates will be issued via email, on our social media channels, and on our website.
This is a new normal for all of us, and I am sure you understand what we, and all of our citizens, are currently facing. There is a long and difficult road ahead. With that in mind, if there is anything we can do for you, please don’t hesitate to let us know what it is. We will do whatever we can to be good neighbors and help however possible. I look forward to gathering together once more and and basking in the magic that only live theatre can provide.
Thank you for your continued support, and for helping us find a way to continue to shine our essential light in this world. We are so grateful.
Sending love and light to each of you,