August 3, 2020
Dear Friends of Rocky Mountain Rep,
The 2020 Season for our theatre continues to take unexpected and unfortunate turns. A few short months ago we wrote to all of you to sadly announce that we would be canceling our summer season due to the world-wide pandemic that was just beginning to unfold. When we wrote that note and made that decision we were hopeful and optimistic that we would be able to go forward with our Fall Show—Ring of Fire. We are certain that you are well aware that as a country our situation with the pandemic has not improved and by many measures has gotten worse. It is again with deep sadness that we write to let you know that RMRT is now forced to cancel our Fall production, just as we did with our Summer productions back in April.
There are many reasons why RMRT has come to this decision—public safety, the safety of our performers and staff, financial responsibility for our organization, among other details. Our Board of Trustees, along with our artistic staff and office staff have all unanimously decided that it is in our best interest to cancel this production and look forward to a time at some point in the future when we can all safely gather together in the theatre, as producers and performers of the art of theatre, and as patrons and consumers of the art.
Since the cancellation of our summer season, we have been overwhelmed with the showing of love and support for our organization. Your generosity of spirit, as well as your financial support, has been extremely appreciated. It is wonderful to know and feel your support as we endure this difficult time.
Just as we offered several months ago, for those of you who have already purchased tickets for our production of Ring of Fire, we’d like to present you with several options:
- If you would consider converting your purchase into a donation to Rocky Mountain Rep, please know that it would be greatly appreciated, and will help RMRT to continue into 2021. If you’re willing to donate all or a portion of your ticket purchase, please send an email with your request and your purchase information to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
- If you would prefer to convert your purchase into credit for ticket purchases next season, please send an email with your request and your purchase information to: email@example.com.
- If you would like a refund, please send an email with your request and your purchase information to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
And, as we mentioned before, we ask for your patience as our staff processes all of your requests. We have a small staff, and it will take time for us to process your requests. We will absolutely respond to your request, but it may take us a while to get to you. We hope you’ll understand.
Looking forward to the time when we can greet each other in our theatre again.
Executive Artistic Director