After already canceling three of its shows due to the onset of COVID-19, the Guthrie Theater has announced it's now scrapping its entire 2019-20 season.
The Minneapolis theater announced the cancelation in a post titled, "A message of heartbreak and hope," stating it was "deeply saddened" to call time on the 2019-20 season.
The Guthrie had canceled performances of Twelfth Night, The Baccha, and CENTERPLAY on Mar. 15 as the statewide shutdowns began to escalate, and said at the time it "had high hopes of resuming our regularly scheduled programming in early April."
"However, after weighing countless scenarios to determine the most viable and responsible way to move forward, we are deeply saddened to announce that we must cancel the remainder of our 2019–2020 Season."
The canceled productions were scheduled out as late as Aug. 29, and include:
- Emma (Wurtele Thrust Stage)
- Destiny of Desire (McGuire Proscenium Stage)
- Cabaret (Wurtele Thrust Stage)
- Sweat (McGuire Proscenium Stage)
- The Caucasian Chalk Circle (B.F.A. program, Dowling Studio)
- Spotlight Cabaret (Dowling Studio)
Those who already bought tickets to the shows have the option of donating their tickets, which becomes a tax-deductible contribution and will help the Guthrie "sustain operations during the crisis." This can be done here.
Alternatively, you can hold the money on account to be used for future Guthrie purchases, or request a refund using this form.
"Although our current season came to an abrupt close, we are thankful for the moments and memories we did share," the Guthrie said.
"Our hearts are with the artists who would have graced our stages, the creative team members who would have transformed our spaces and the patrons who would have filled our seats."