Considering the State of Indiana and City of Indianapolis’ COVID-19 guidelines to limit gatherings to 50 people or less and the health and well-being of its patrons, staff and artists, Indiana Repertory Theatre officials said it has made the extremely difficult decision to close to the public for the rest of the 2019-20 season.
“This is devastating news for our staff and artists, and we do not make this decision lightly. We thank our loyal patrons for your patience as we move forward in these unprecedented times,” said in statement from Artistic Director Janet Allen and Managing Director Suzanne Sweeney. “Our ticket office will be in touch with patrons who purchased ‘Murder on the Orient Express’ tickets to best accommodate the closing of this production as well as the closing of the season. As you can imagine, our customer service staff is experiencing high volumes of requests at this time, and we ask that you await their contact.”
For “Murder on the Orient Express” ticket holders: IRT, in partnership with WFYI, is pleased to offer ticket holders a taped performance of “Murder on the Orient Express.” Details on accessing this online will be offered in the next two weeks. If you have tickets for the remainder of the season: Please consider donating the value of your ticket(s) back to the IRT.
“As a nonprofit organization, which employs many talented artists, artisans and staff, the IRT could use your support during this time,” the statement continued. “We know that closing for the remainder of the season is the right decision to make for our community, but please consider donating the value of the remainder of this season’s tickets to the IRT. We hope that you will help support the work of the IRT and the people who create the sets, lights, sound, costumes, take your tickets, serve your beverages, and so many more behind the scenes. We cannot overstate the devastating impact that not performing the remainder of our season will have on our organization. We know that you love what an evening at the IRT entails–an evening of high-quality theatre that strengthens community and expands our humanity.”
For more, visit irtlive.com/support.