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GERMANTOWN COMMUNITY THEATRE POSTPONES PERFORMANCE DATES DUE TO OMICRON SURGE
Record COVID-19 cases causes concern for actor, staff, and patron safety
GERMANTOWN, TN 1/7/2022 – Germantown Community Theatre’s (GCT) board of directors have elected to pause the 50th season to allow positive cases to subside.
No performances are set to be cancelled and all performances of the current season are scheduled to be completed prior to June 30th, 2022. The adjustments to the schedule are as follows:
- Complete History of America (originally Jan 14-30) moved to Feb 17-27
- Outside Mullingar (originally Apr 8-24) moved to Mar 17-27
- Bright Star (originally Feb-Mar 13) moved to Apr 22-May 8
- Long Joan Silver – Books on Stage (originally May 5-7) moved to May 12-14
- Hundred Days (originally May 20-Jun 5) moved to May 27-Jun 12
“It is never an easy decision to make changes to performance schedules,” states Brian Everson, Executive Director of GCT. “I thank the board of directors for their guidance and recognition that during this Omicron surge, our current COVID safety protocols are insufficient to protect our artists, staff, and patrons to level those groups deserve. While gathering together to enjoy and participate in live theatre will carry some risk for the foreseeable future, we hope these adjustments will minimize the risks posed by this extremely transmissible Omicron variant.”
Patrons currently holding tickets for these performances will be contacted the coming week to discuss rescheduling to the new dates, or should rescheduling not be an option, a way to receive a refund or receive credit to future performances.
“We thank our wonderful creative partners and patrons for their understanding as GCT takes a brief programming pause,” says Teresa Jordan, GCT board president, “We look forward to presenting our remaining shows as we continue to celebrate our 50th Season.”
About Germantown Community Theatre
Germantown Community Theatre is a non‐profit 501(c)(3) organization set in an intimate 98‐seat theatre located at 3037 Forest Hill‐Irene Rd. GCT provides both theatrical entertainment and educational opportunities for local families in an environment that nurtures creative expression and artistic growth.