AUGUST 30 2012
IMPORTANT UPDATE: UPCOMING SHOW CANCELLED
While we have all been doing our best to support the hopeful production of the play “On Golden Pond”, after much consideration, discussion, and unfortunate community division the Redwood Playhouse Board moved to vote on this issue with the following motion made by our Hall Manager:
“Whereas COVID cases have worsened in Humboldt County to the point that there are currently no ICU beds available in local hospitals, and
Whereas the County Board of Health is recommending that indoor gatherings be canceled or postponed, and
Whereas local volunteer fire districts have seen fit to cancel their fundraising events because of this,
I move that the Redwood Playhouse Board of Directors cancel or postpone our upcoming fundraiser, our production of On Golden Pond.”
Regretfully for all those who put effort into this production, with the hope that we could finally begin to come back to gathering in support of the arts, The motion passed unanimously.
This was a difficult decision, weighing the risks and desires of all concerned. However, in the face of the unprecedented and unresolved pandemic, public health concerns have replaced the tried and true mantra of theatre every where: “The show must go on!” We're following the lead of theaters and companies across Humboldt that have recently canceled or Zoomed coming performances. We expect more measures against the Delta covid variant to come.
The attempts to carry on with measures for protection for the actors and crew of the production led to divisive public dialogs about science, medicine, politics, fairness, and discrimination.
The mission of the playhouse is: To Create a dynamic Theatrical venue where we foster & support opportunities in the performing arts that inspire, educate, & empower our community."
In our attempt to follow appropriate guidance our intent was to serve this mission.
Redwood Playhouse Board of Directors: