Due to the continued risk in our community of COVID-19, ACTORS has decided that it will not do “Monty Python’s Spamalot” this spring or summer. The risk to audience, cast, and crew was too high to attempt scheduling auditions, rehearsals, or performances. Please accept our apologies for anyone planning to attend the show.
While the 64th season might be over, the expenses at ACTORS continue. We continue to have overhead costs like utilities, insurance, and maintenance even though a show is not going on. Show income covers the costs of overhead, so cancelling “Spamalot” results in expenses that are not covered by income. The Iowa Arts Council has generously given ACTORS a grant that will cover some of the expenses, but ACTORS is exposed for expenses for nearly a quarter of the year.
Because ACTORS had to cancel “Crimes of the Heart” as well as “Spamaot,” our season ticket holders have unused credits. We are hoping that you will consider these coupons as a donation to ACTORS. However, if you would like a refund, the ticketing system will allow us to give you a gift certificate for the unused coupons. You must contact Stan Rabe (firstname.lastname@example.org or 515 292 8702) by June 1 to process the refund-to-gift-card transaction. If we don’t hear anything, we will conclude that you wish to support ACTORS with a donation.
We will come out of this, and there will be a 65th season! Due to the restrictions placed on large groups, you will be getting information about BRAVO memberships within the next few weeks. We expect to announce Season 65 on-line via our website, emails, and Facebook in late May or early June, and season tickets will be available at that time. Watch for notices so that you can be among the first to know.
Thank you for supporting ACTORS. We hope that you are staying safe and healthy. These are times that will be remembered, and hopefully you will have some good memories to share.