To the Philadelphia Theatre Company family:
As you may have heard, last Wednesday we made the difficult decision to indefinitely postpone our third annual Play Brawl fundraiser planned for March 13th. Now, as we continue to monitor the ever-changing situation around the coronavirus, we have had to make another hard call. Our production of Sarah DeLappe’s The Wolves, which is set to start rehearsals today and run from April 10th to May 3rd, will also be postponed. While an exact timeline for the rescheduled production isn’t yet available, we look forward to bringing this much-awaited Pulitzer-finalist to the stage at the Suzanne Roberts Theatre soon.
For those of you holding tickets to The Wolves, thank you and rest assured that our Audience Services team will be in touch to rebook your tickets as soon as a new schedule is in place. Even though the Suzanne Roberts Theatre is closed, the team is available to answer any questions during regular business hours at 215-985-0420 or [email protected]. Our administrative offices remain operational although our staff will be working remotely for the near future.
We have been moved these last days as the calls to isolate have revealed a deep care and concern for one another in our city and our community. We need you now more than ever before. The financial toll this will take is yet unknown, but organizations like ours that rely on audiences and events are already feeling the impact. Knowing that you’re likely looking at your own budget more closely these days, we don’t ask you for help lightly.
Any gift you can make, at whatever level is significant to you, is truly appreciated. As you look at the upcoming month, perhaps there are some expenses that have fallen by the wayside now that you’re working from home? A morning commute that’s no longer necessary or a caffeine boost that you’re now brewing yourself. If so, could you become a Sustaining Supporter and commit to a gift of $10 a month? We thank you for considering it.
This is truly uncharted territory for us as a Company and as a country, but we remain committed to our artists and our audiences. Even with a darkened marquee, we are hard at work thinking of ways that we can bring you even closer to great American theatremaking during these days of distancing. So, watch your inbox and check philatheatreco.org regularly for updates.
For now, we’re sending our very best wishes to you and yours. We promise we’ll be in touch soon.
Paige, Emily, and the Staff of Philadelphia Theatre Company