The Henry Players Theater Covid-19 Update
We have missed you, our actors/actresses, and our volunteers so very much and hope everyone is staying safe and healthy. I wanted to provide you an update on our theater. Our board has carefully monitored the executive orders provided by the Governor and are planning the re-opening. The theater was created and exists to share the arts with our amazing community! Unfortunately, Covid-19 has prevented us from being able to do just that since our final performance in February. After having our doors closed for what will be 6 months, we are grateful and blessed to be still be able to kick off our 30th Season in September with Mamma Mia. We have not yet given up the fight! It is our hope and intent to run Mamma Mia September 10th–13th & 17th-20th, with matinee shows on Saturday the 12th and Saturday the 19th. We would like our patrons to weigh in on this, and we would also like to share other ways you can help keep the theater open. If you are a season ticket holder, purchased tickets to a show, or support the arts in Henry County please respond:
Are you comfortable returning to the theater with socially distanced seating?
o If so, our board will be contacting you to re-book. We are cutting our seating to help with social distancing from 180-200 to 50-60 per night. Those patrons that already hold tickets for Mamma Mia will be given first choice of date change. Please provide us with your name, ticket information and phone number. Once we have adjusted all current ticket holders’ dates, we will open whatever available seats are left for new purchases.
o If you purchased a ticket and will not attend, would you be willing to donate that back to the theater? Your donation with help us continue operating during these uncertain times.
o Would you prefer a credit or refund? We do recognize that these are trying times and while our tickets are normally nontransferable and nonrefundable, we are allowing a request for credit to be used for future purchases or one-time request for a cash refund for rescheduled shows. Please note that refunds will happen in the form of a check and will not include the ticket fees. We will need your name, ticket information, and address to mail the check to.
Would you or your business sponsor an empty seat or donate to the “Show Must Go on” fund, to help keep the theater open?
o Your donation will help fund our immediate operating expenses. Ticket sales are a majority source of income for The Henry Players and cancelling two productions has proven to be a significant loss in our budget. If you can do so, please consider supporting us in this way. The Henry Players is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and your gift is tax-deductible!
We are a can do, hardworking, and creative group of volunteers and asking for your financial help is not something we know how or ever wanted to do. However, several of our amazing patrons and businesses have asked how they can help, and we humbly accept your support. By donating to our Show Must Go On Fund you will be helping with our continued operating expenses (rent, electricity, water, etc). Our current goal is 6 months’ worth ($20,000). This will allow us to focus on continuing our work on our 30th season. Donations accepted here:
In addition to donations, and our continued evaluation of our Season 30 shows, we are working on putting together several fundraising events. We will share those with you as they are finalized. We want to get back to making you laugh, cry, and escape the stresses of life (especially 2020). We love you, we miss you, and we can’t wait to celebrate our 30th season with you! Thank you in advance for your continued support of our community theater.
Adriana Beckner, President
The Henry Players Board of Directors
September 10-13, 17-20, 2020
Mamma Mia! is a jukebox musical written by British playwright Catherine Johnson, based on the songs of ABBA composed by Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus, former members of the band. The title of the musical is taken from the group’s 1975 chart-topper “Mamma Mia”. Image