An Update on Performances from Executive Director Patience Long

An Update from Patience Long, Executive Director, on Performances at The Center for the Arts As our community and our world face extraordinary times, we want to share with you an update on the current status of the Center for the Arts.

Over the past several weeks we have been monitoring the plans set forth by our local and state leaders. Following the guidelines for the Governor’s Executive Order 30 that were released on Tuesday, April 28, 2020, we have come to the realization that we must postpone the remainder of shows indefinitely. But as you know, things change daily.

Our hope is that we will be able to grace the stage again by late summer or early fall, depending on the progression of the pandemic. We will try to reschedule all shows that have been postponed.

We will follow the recommendations and guidance from local agencies and health authorities. As soon as we know more, you will as well.

Beyond these shows, we know the healing power of Arts and how Arts can bring a community together. It's the connection to other people, which right now is being limited. It's difficult on us all to be separated when people want and need to be together. We understand and we feel the same. This is certainly not how we intended to celebrate our 25th anniversary season. I wish we knew how long this pandemic will last and, once it is over, what the long-term social and economic ramifications will be. But we don’t.

The day of renewed “togetherness” will come and our hope is that, with your ongoing support, we will emerge from this crisis fully prepared to provide our community with Arts and social responsibility you have come to expect from us. Until then we will continue to provide updates on the status of our shows and programs.

Please hold on to your season passes and tickets to our shows—you will be able to use them again.

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