Putnam County Playhouse forced to adjust 2020 schedule due to virus

Monday, March 23, 2020

The Putnam County Playhouse (PCPH) Executive Board of Directors has been closely following updates from Gov. Eric Holcomb, the Indiana State Department of Health, the CDC and the federal government regarding the spread of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Indiana.

The board continues to monitor the situation and is meeting regularly.

“We face this uncertainty as an organization with the same caution that we all do as individuals,” the board said in a statement released today. “Our paramount concern will always be the safety of our patrons and volunteer participants.”

Although the Hazel Day Longden Barn Theatre is still closed for the winter and the season has not yet begun the Playhouse Board finds that it must adjust its 2020 season in response to the pandemic crisis.

With that said, season ticket brochures will not be mailed this spring as the season must change. There will be no June show. Due to current restrictions, there will not be ample time for auditions and rehearsals to be held.

The tentative schedule for 2020 is as follows: “Anything Goes,” presented in July; “You Can’t Take It With You,” as the August show; and “Once Upon a Mattress” closing the season in September.

Final decisions regarding the season and ticket sales will be forthcoming.

Youth and Children’s Workshops remain as scheduled for June and July but are subject to change.

“Only with your support can PCPH continue to provide the residents of our community the opportunity to participate in and enjoy live theater,” the Executive Board of Directors said in a statement. “We look forward to seeing you at ‘the Barn.’ Thank you for your support.”

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  • Such a shame. This playhouse is such wonderful entertainment for the community.

    -- Posted by Queen53 on Mon, Mar 23, 2020, at 10:07 AM
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