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CRT 2020 Show Line-Up Postponed To 2021

Wed. Apr. 8 / COVID, News

Dear Friends,

For 55 years, Creede Repertory Theatre has brought amazing stories to life. We have weathered our share of storms and fires with the can-do spirit that defines CRT and the town of Creede.

The CRT Staff has spent the past weeks exploring every option to bring our 2020 Season of Belonging to life this summer. However, in discussion with our Creede community leaders, we have determined that a season of this scope is not possible at this time. With the health and safety of our patrons at the forefront, CRT has made the difficult decision to postpone our productions of Fully Committed, The Roommate, Grounded, Annie, Oklahoma!, and The Importance of Being Earnest to the 2021 summer season.

That does not mean we are going dark this summer! More than ever, we believe our artists, audiences, and students need the connection, creativity, and community that are the cornerstones of this theatre.

2020 Summer Programming

At the founding of CRT, there was a team of twelve people who, with the support of the Jaycees and town of Creede, built a theatre company and helped revolutionize the town’s economy. While we must prepare for the possibility of cancellation, CRT is taking this opportunity to return to our roots by strategizing a small, flexible season to open later this summer should it be safe and legal to do so. The CRT Staff and town of Creede are blessed with a plethora of multi-talented artists waiting in the wings to bring joy and connection back to our community. More information on new 2020 Season offerings will be available in the upcoming weeks.

2020 Gala

CRT is still weighing the possibility of postponing our July 31st Gala Fundraiser to the 2021 season. An announcement will be made when the new 2020 Season details are available.

Education Programs

Summer Day Camps are still scheduled for July, though we will be making some changes to the camps offered. New camp dates and titles will be announced in the coming weeks.

The Kid Show, originally scheduled for July, will now take place in August with the first rehearsal on July 21st and performances August 6th, 7th, and 8th.

The Young Audience Outreach Tour is currently moving forward as scheduled, keeping the health and safety of our students and artists as our first priority.

CRT at Home

The CRT Spring Solstice 10-Minute Play Challenge: On Mondays, we drop the week’s theme on Facebook. You have 48 hours to write and submit a 10-Minute play. We will select one play to read on Facebook Live each Thursday. At the end of the Festival, our viewers will vote for their favorite play, which will be produced at our 10-Minute Play Festival, scheduled for September.

CRT’s Education Department is releasing daily videos including workshops, Cozy Corner story-time with follow-up questions and activities, and The Adventures of Sunny and Blue (our resident Clowns). Check out Education at Creede Rep on Facebook for some fun with the kiddos, though we think it’s pretty entertaining for adults, too!

Ticket Holders

Members of the CRT staff will be reaching out to ticket holders* beginning Monday, April 13th to discuss options regarding your tickets, including:

  • Exchanging your tickets for the 2021 Season.
  • Accepting a credit for a future production.
  • Donating the value of your ticket as a tax-deductible contribution to CRT, which will help us recover from the significant revenue losses we will experience as a result of COVID-19.
  • A refund of your ticket.

*Because we are on stay-at-home orders here in Colorado, you might receive some of these calls from numbers you are unfamiliar with.

After times of crisis, theatre is one of the places people have gathered to return to normal; to feel the most human. We can’t wait to welcome you all back to Creede Repertory Theatre.

John DiAntonio
Producing Artistic Director
and the CRT Staff