|Great Barrington Public Theater Postpones 2020 Season|
|09:44AM / Thursday, May 14, 2020|
GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass. — As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and the uncertainty around safely presenting onstage programs this summer, Great Barrington Public Theater has postponed its onstage 2020 season.
In lieu of the onstage solo festival planned for June at the Daniel Arts Center at Bard College at Simon’s Rock, audiences can now watch a specially produced online series of solo pieces, "Bear Tales: Six Feet Together." These self-filmed pieces are free to view on the company website, and feature many of the solo performers and writers originally scheduled for the Bear Tales onstage festival. In addition, the series includes a new short play by David Mamet, written and produced especially for the online series, with Rebecca Pidgeon as famed New York City reporter Dorothy Kilgallen.
Artistic Director Jim Frangione and Executive Director Deann Halper Simmons still plan to produce David Mamet's newest play, "The Christopher Boy’s Communion," for the 2021 summer season.
"We are a small company, fast on our feet," Frangione said. "We will continue to develop new material, and look forward to presenting some surprises as the months unfold."
Ticket refunds for the company’s 2020 summer season are now under way. Tickets holders for "Bear Tales" and/or "The Christopher Boy's Communion" should note that the ticket refund process is now underway. Questions regarding ticketing and refunds can be sent by email. The company encourages audiences to follow new developments and stay connected as core artists continue to work on new material across the coming summer."