Theater isn't very good with social distancing. Our specialty, in fact, is the opposite: social inclusion. In more normal times, the heart of our job is bringing a group of strangers together, rubbing elbows and breathing the same air, and telling them stories that make them feel less alone, less an isolated individual, and more part of a larger community. That's our mission at Peppermint Creek.
These are not normal times. The physical and civic stability and safety of our bodies and our society depends on our collective discipline.
So Peppermint Creek has made moves to adjust to our current reality in regard to our current season, and we have found a new and creative way to bridge the gap between now and whenever we can gather together again. We wanted to keep you updated on what’s going on at PCTC (from home).
First, our final production of the 2019-2020 season, the musical “Fun Home”, has been postponed until next season. We are so happy we won’t have to completely cancel this production and that you’ll be able to experience this gorgeous and groundbreaking show on our stage sometime in the Fall. Your 2019-20 season subscription will be honored for “Fun Home”, and we’ll keep you posted when more definitive dates have been set.
Second, we’ve created a digital database of online theatrical and performing arts offerings so that you can get your theatre fix from home. This database, in the spirit of the Ghostlight Project we hosted in 2017, is intended to keep the flame of the theater alive while we wait out this moment. You can find that database on our website under the “GET INVOLVED: Be A Light – Find A Light” tab.
The theater has survived crises before. We will survive this. We will come back together, and the theater will be here, to tell stories of loss and grief, and stories of joy and celebration. We will be here because the theater is necessary. We will be here because we will need, and want, to be together again.
So as we officially wrap up our 2019-20 season, in a manner we definitely didn’t expect, my immense gratitude goes to all of you, the members of the Peppermint Creek Family: our dedicated Board, our casts and crews, our donors, and our audience. I am so proud to be one of you. And I can’t wait to see you at the theatre again next season.
Artistic Director, Peppermint Creek Theatre Company