FORT MYERS, FLA.: Florida Repertory Theatre has announced that it will postpone its 2020-21 season. The nine-show season, initially announced in February, will be pushed into next calendar year. The company will present digital content in the meantime.
“Along with my team, I spent the summer weighing various options and have come to the tough but necessary decision to postpone the 2020-21 season,” said artistic director Greg Longenhagen in a statement. “Rather than adapt the professional season to the changing times, we will move every production to the following year, 2021-22.”
Florida Repertory Theatre’s box office staff is working to move existing reservations to the new season automatically, and customers will receive an updated order confirmation. New patrons can make reservations now for the 2021-22 season, and new blocks of tickets will go on sale later this fall.
“The best thing our season ticket holders can do to help us now is to leave their subscription dollars with us—either by rolling the reservation over to the 2021-22 season or by converting it to a tax-deductible donation,” said Longenhagen in a statement. “Anything you can do will help the theatre immeasurably as we navigate these difficult times. No matter what works best for your household, your generosity goes a long way.”
This fall, the company will continue to roll out virtual programming. The company’s education programming is currently offering in-person, outdoor classes with enhanced safety and sanitation measure.
The fall programming will kick off with a Zoom reading of She Kills Monsters, The Young Adventurers Edition (Sept. 24), by Qui Nguyen.
In October, the weekly talkback series Stage@Home returns. Hosted by associate artistic director Jason Parrish, the show features conversations with ensemble members and special guests.
Last season’s Theatre for Young Audience Series production of Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night is available for on-demand viewing through Dec. 31.
Founded in 1998, Florida Repertory Theatre is committed to providing theatre to Southwest Florida, improving the quality of life in the community through the performing arts, and making theatre accessible.
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