Dear Friends and Family of Northside Theatre Company,
Northside Theatre Company of San Jose is very sad to announce that due to the quarantine mandated by the COVID-19 outbreak, we will not be able to produce Crimes of the Heart this April. We have officially postponed this production until 2021.
We are, of course, terribly disappointed. Not just because of the devastating financial impact this has on the company, but because we had assembled an amazingly talented and dedicated group of artists, designers and technicians. As we mentioned before, we were able to rehearse for one week before the quarantine came into effect, and the first table read was brilliant: funny and poignant, and this production promised to be extraordinary. We are heart-broken we will not be able to share it with you at this time.
But, there is a silver lining. We have every intention of producing Crimes of the Heart next season. And, if they are all available, with the same team in place. It will take us a little while, but the show will go on!
One final show of this season, Romeo & Juliet is still scheduled to perform. This show doesn't open until June 18, 2020, and we are very hopeful that life will return to normal by then. We will, of course, keep you posted as updates from the Governor's office come in.
By the way, we were in the process of casting Romeo & Juliet when the quarantine came into effect. If you are a non-equity actor, and would be interested in auditioning for this production, please call 408-288-7820 to reserve your slot. We don't know the date we can meet yet, but we'd love to be able to call all interested actors when we do!
If you are a subscriber, on have already purchased tickets for Crimes of the Heart please be assured you can receive a full refund, or if you are so inclined, donate the cost of the tickets to Northside, it is up to you. Please just call our office line at 408-288-7820 for assistance and information.
As I know you are all aware, due to the nature of live theatre, this outbreak is hitting the arts community particularly hard, but I believe if we all stick together (figuratively) we will make it through this. We strongly urge you to support your local theatre company – whomever they are. Here are some ways you can help:
* Donate – most local theatre companies rely on the public for support. Donating at this time can assist in making sure that the doors stay open.
* Educate yourself – find out what the latest news is and take all appropriate precautions.
* Amazon Smile – Sign up for this opportunity to support your local company whenever you make a purchase.
* Volunteer – Sign up to be a volunteer – many are needed
* Share the word – when a show opens – let people know via social media and word of mouth.
We are so sorry that this email doesn't contain better news, but hopefully, if we adhere to the shelter in place order and do what we can to flatten the curve, we will all be together again soon. Please remember that now, as always, we are so grateful for your patronage and support.
All of us at Northside hope you and your friends and family stay safe and healthy. And we very much look forward to seeing you all again soon.
Love and Best Wishes,
Managing Artistic Director