Second Street Players board of directors announced the cancellation of the remainder of its 2020 season of shows, including Main Stage and Children’s Theater productions and Movies at Riverfront Theater.
“While it’s disappointing for all of us involved in this great community organization to have to take this step, we must acknowledge the challenges associated with moving forward with our season as planned,” said Guy Crawford, board president. “It would be very challenging financially and logistically to present a show under social distancing restrictions that may last into the fall. The health and safety of our volunteers, actors, crew, and patrons are very important to us, and this decision will allow us certainty to plan for the future.”
The Main Stage shows planned for 2020 will be moved to its 2021 season, including “Caught in the Net,” “Oliver!” and “It’s a Wonderful Life.” 2021 will also include two additional shows to be named later. Two 2020 children’s theater shows will be moved to 2021. They are “Bedtime Stories (As Told By Our Dad Who Messed Them Up)” and “The Big Bad Musical.” Additional 2021 shows will be announced later.
Season ticket holders for 2020 Main Stage shows will have a range of options. They may consider their 2020 purchase a donation to Second Street Players and purchase new 2021 season tickets when available. They may transfer their 2020 season tickets to the 2021 season at no additional cost, or they may request a refund for the four shows canceled in 2020. All season ticket holders will be reached by mail with information on how to select their preference.
For more information, go to www.secondstreetplayers.com.