July 2, 2020
Dear Loyal Patron:
As you are aware, the past several months have been an exceptionally challenging time for our country as we attempt to limit the spread of the Coronavirus. The stay-at-home orders and the lockdowns ordered by Governor Raimondo have prevented us from opening our doors.
Deathtrap, which was to open our 2020 season, was cast and rehearsed. The set was built and the lights were hung. Cat on a Hot Tin Roof was cast and in rehearsal. We were just a week or so away from opening when the virus struck the state.
Our most important responsibility is that you, our devoted patrons and audience members, are safe and feel comfortable gathering in our theater. We have been following the updates and briefings from the governor and state officials in trying to ascertain when we will safely be able to open.
Due to the uncertainty, we have decided to postpone the 2020 season until 2021. We will honor all 2020 season tickets that have been purchased for the coming 2021 season. In the event we are able to open our doors later in the year for certain performances, season ticket holders will be entitled to free admission to those offerings.
We are heartbroken that we will not be seeing you at the theater this year. In addition to a diverse and entertaining set of shows under the artistic direction of Michael Thurber in his inaugural year with us, we had begun our stand-up comic nights to great success. Our first collaboration with Simply Enchanted was a sell-out as well. We look forward to continuing to bring such entertainment in the years to come.
So please help us by buying gift certificates or making donations to help us to weather the crisis. You can reach us at the box office at (401) 596-2341 or at email@example.com. Someone will get back to you as quickly as possible.
Thank you for your continued support. We look forward to seeing you at the theater soon!!
John R. Cillino, Esq.