This Random World: The Myth of Serendipity
Unfortunately this production, slated to open April 17, 2020 has been cancelled.
PRESS RELEASE, March 17, 2020:
This Random World at Open Book Theatre cancelled amid COVID-19 shutdowns
The scheduled April 17 – May 16 run of This Random World at Open Book Theatre has been cancelled. As the state and federal governments put limits on group gatherings and we are encouraged to engage in social distancing, live theatre performances are unable to rehearse or perform.
The board unanimously decided to honor the contracts of the artists working on the show, and pay them their full stipends. “This is a hard time for all of us,” said Artistic Director Krista Schafer Ewbank, “particularly artists who rely on a variety of gigs to pay their bills. Their art is the center of what we do. It’s important to us to support them in this time. It’s the right thing to do.” Planning for the production was well underway. Costumes hang unused in the dressing room. Rehearsals and set construction had just begun when the decision was made.
The theatre’s box office is also closed during this time, but messages can be left and someone will return your call. Ticket holders will be contacted and refunds will be made, or they can choose the option of donating the cost of their tickets to the theatre. Donations will help offset the losses the theatre will suffer from losing one of their five scheduled shows this season.
At this time plans are still in place to open Marjorie Prime on June 26th. “We’re hoping that the restrictions will be lifted and we’ll be able to finish out our season as planned. Obviously, we’ll be monitoring the situation closely.”