To all of our friends and patrons,
“Let me embrace thee, sour adversity; for wise men say it is the wisest course.” -William Shakespeare, King Henry VI, part 3
The past few months have been full of uncertainty and grief. We have all had our lives interrupted by burdens none could foresee just six months ago. We must prepare for a future that we cannot quite see the shape of. And so we choose to move forward with purpose even in uncertain times. Our purpose is to ensure that Actors’ Theatre of Columbus continues to entertain the thousands of people who come to Schiller Park every summer to share in our community. In order to keep to that purpose, we have come to a heart-breaking but necessary decision.
Actors’ Theatre of Columbus has decided to cancel our 2020 ROYALS season.
This decision was made unanimously by the Board of Trustees and the managing staff. Our priority is the health and well-being of our staff, actors, and audience. We cannot project right now what restrictions will continue on public gatherings throughout the summer, and so we must suspend this season.
Actors’ Theatre will continue to engage audiences and students throughout the upcoming months, both online and in formats that suit guidelines as they change. We will continue to update our website (theactorstheatre.org) and social media accounts with the most current information about Actors’ Theatre offerings.
You, our patrons, have kept us hopeful about our future and our present through your love, encouragement, and enthusiasm. We long to see you every year, and this year is no different. We must delay our meeting for a little while, but we will see you again in Schiller Park.
For now, stay safe. Wear masks. Support artists.
Wash your hands.
Wait and hope.
Philip J. Hickman Jodi Marmion