• Kevin Broccoli

A Message From Epic

To Our Audiences,

Yesterday, we here at Epic made some new plans in regards to the rest of our season.

As you're probably aware, many of the theaters in the area have suspended the rest of their programming for this season. We applaud those theaters for making such a tough-but-appropriate call, and we have decided to make some difficult decisions of our own.

The final weekend of "The Moors" has been cancelled. Our scheduled Dark Night tonight at Burbage Theatre Company has also been cancelled.

Our Season Announcement will not happen on March 31st, but at a future date to be announced, but there will be a party, and there will be drinking, and hopefully dancing, and sometime after that there will be auditioning, and there might be drinking and dancing at that too, because at this point, why not, right?

We will be moving our scheduled April production of "I Can Speak" to August of this year. Our World Premiere of "Mayor Pete" will be tabled for the moment, with the hope that we can revisit it in some way in the near future.

Pre-production on "The Laramie Project" had already begun and the show was scheduled to happen in May. The final show of our season was scheduled to happen in June, but no pre-production had begun on it just yet.

After careful consideration, we have decided to cancel "All the Way" and move "The Laramie Project" to June. We believe that if, in fact, there is some way for audiences to return to theaters in June, this is the show we would like them to see, as it focuses on healing and community--two things we are in desperate need of right now.

We understand that these are just the decisions we can make today, and that further decisions may need to be made as the national and local situation changes. As many of you know, it's hard to make these choices without information, and we simply don't have the information to go much further than this at the moment. Our top priority is the health of everyone who works with us and those of you who have cheered us on all these years.

Theater is all about having faith. Faith that everything will turn out the way it should. Maybe it won't be the way you imagined it, but it'll be as it's supposed to be. We still have that faith and we would encourage you to have it as well. If you can believe in anything, believe in Art.

We would like to thank you, our audience, for all your well-wishes, and we look forward to welcoming you back to Epic when the time is right.

To our artists--actors, directors, designers--especially those of you are affected by these changes--we will make this up to you in whatever way we can. Your dedication and spirit is the lifeblood of what we do here, and your willingness to be flexible at this time is what's keeping us going.

To other theaters in the area, stay strong. We're all in this together and we're going to get through it together with the communication and shared leadership we've already seen exhibited so far. If you need us, we're here.

Finally, this does not mean we will be going totally dark until we can get back onstage again. Here at Epic, we have always believed that there are many ways to tell stories, and we plan on using this time to find different ways to bring you stories and theater. We're not going anywhere, so keep checking this website, and if you're not a Patreon supporter yet, go to www.Patreon.com/EpicTheatreCo to become one. It's the best way to show us that you’re with us and we're going to be putting even more content on the site until our next production.

We know it's going to be a scary ride, but we also know how to #BuckleUp for it, and that's why we know we'll be okay.

And so will you.

Stay Strong, Stay Safe, and We'll See You on the Other Side

Photo by Dave Cantelli

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