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"The Three Musketeers," adapted by Ken Ludwig from Alexandre Dumas, at the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival in Center Valley, Pa., in 2017. (Photo by Lee A. Butz)

Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival Cancels Summer Season

The 2020 summer lineup, featuring 8 productions, has been cancelled.

CENTER VALLEY, Pa.: Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival (PSF) has announced the cancellation of all performances for its upcoming summer season in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. PSF’s Luminosity Gala, previously scheduled for May 30, is now postponed. The box office and administrative offices will remain closed for the near term while the staff works remotely to facilitate options for ticket holders.

“It is with a heavy heart that we make this decision,” said producing artistic director Patrick Mulcahy. “We do so for the safety and well-being of our artists, staff, volunteers, and patrons. We’ll be back in full force for summer 2021, which we hope will include the same extraordinary plays. We’ll look forward to gathering together next season so that our audience may again be renewed and refreshed by the artistry they so enjoy.”

To help manage a high volume of calls, the PSF patron services team asks that patrons do not call the box office at this time. The team will reach out directly to ticket holders in the coming weeks to facilitate ticket donations and other options. PSF invites patrons to consider converting their tickets into tax-deductible gifts to assist the Festival and to compensate artists for work already invested in the 2020 season.

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