SPRING GREEN, WISC.: American Players Theatre (APT), in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, has announced a delayed start to the organizations 2020 season. With more information about the season to be announced on May 15, APT is offering a new ticket option called the Play Pass which will allow ticket buyers more flexibility with performance dates still up in the air.
“While it breaks my heart to delay our season,” said managing director Carrie Van Hallgren in a statement, “it has become clear that moving ahead with the June 6 opening is simply not an option. We hope our audience takes comfort in knowing that we’ll be sharing beautiful, timeless stories in our woods just as soon as it’s safely possible, and that taking care of ticket holders will be our first priority.”
The new Play Passes are offered at three different price points and can be redeemed for a ticket to the 2020 or the 2021 season. Restrictions vary based on the price level. In her statement, Van Hallgren went on to say that these passes will allow APT patrons to continue to look forward to the promise of plays in the woods this summer while also investing in APT as they face a difficult financial situation due to the coronavirus pandemic.
APT’s 2020 productions include Shakespeare’s Love’s Labour’s Lost and Julius Caeser, Tom Stoppard’s Rough Crossing, Jessica Swale’s adaptation of Sense and Sensibility, Maurice Valency’s The Madwoman of Chaillot, Tarell Alvin McCraney’s The Brothers Size, Marisela Treviño Orta’s The River Bride, Christopher Fry’s A Phoenix Too Frequent, and Stones in His Pockets by Marie Jones.
“We are currently working on a number of models, and will produce as much of the season as possible,” said Van Hallgren’s statement. “By staying flexible and not committing to an opening date at this time, we believe we will be better able to begin the season as soon as it is safe to do so.”