Welcome to Festival Theatre
St. Croix Falls, WI
Professional Entertainment and Arts Education in the Franklin Square Black Box.
Hello all, we here at Festival Theatre hope that you and your family are doing well and finding peace during this uncertain time. We wish that we could see you. We wish that we could gather together like normal, but right now it’s more important that we all stay at home and do our part to help our community and our country.
Like all theatre across the country, we have had to make necessary changes to our 2020 season as new “shelter in place” restrictions are handed down from the CDC and the Wisconsin Governor’s Office. While we are eager to be back in our space with all of you again, please know, that we will not reopen until we feel it is safe to do so and not until we get the green light from our public health officials.
So far, in 2020 we have cancelled two productions (Charlotte’s Web and Silent Sky), one visiting production (Flying and Falling), one music event (Hiroya Tsukamoto), and the magician Paul Draper. And now our summer season is coming under threat. As of now we have not cancelled our summer season, however, we have moved back two of our summer shows (Into the Woods and Pride and Prejudice), and made Picasso at the Lapin Agile a stage reading only. We remain hopeful that no further restrictions will be needed and that soon we can start to make more concrete plans.
At this time Festival Theatre remains closed and, like you, our employees are safe at home. As our season remains in flux, we have temporarily suspended ticket sales. We do not take this decision lightly, but we are trying to avoid confusion and headache for you and our box office staff. I’m sure you can understand the difficulty in having to contact each person with every change. Hopefully, we will soon have a better idea what the new schedule will look like. All further updates and cancellations will be posted on our website, so continue to check back in with us.
Until we can be back together again in our beloved Black Box, I hope that you will visit our website and Facebook page for our “Festiv@l Home” online series. You will find a multitude of videos including, stage readings, interviews, educational workshops, music events, and our monthly editions of Festival Faves. More events are in the works so please, check back often.
Theatre is about bringing people together and celebrating the human condition. We miss you and miss celebrating with you. We wish all of you health, happiness, and peace.
Be well, my friends
Executive Artistic Director
The Princess and the Players Cast/Crew
Written by Jason Richards
Isaac Bont - King/Tooley/High-hat
Megan Hanks - Princess Penelope
Jaclyn June Johnson - Pie-Pan/Kafka/King Caldwell
Scott Murdock - Sly/Captain/King Hector/Ranzbert/Prince John
Ben Qualley - William/Narrator/Dr. Philpot/Osric
Matthew Simpson - Burbage/Sir Edgar
Brooke Smith - Queen/Augustina/Princess Isabel
Update regarding COVID-19: Charlotte's Web postponed. Silent Sky cancelled
To Our St. Croix Festival Theatre Patrons:
Today we made the difficult but necessary decision to rework our March, April, May schedule due to COVID-19. This includes the postponement of Charlotte's Web, and cancelling Hiroya Tsukamoto, Silent Sky, and Flying & Falling. We are rearranging our season and working with our artists to best work with schedules as well as keep ethical during this difficult time with COVID-19. We will provide more information on the rescheduled dates as soon as we are able.
The health and safety of our patrons, staff, and artists is an extremely important matter and one that we take very seriously. Like you all, we are monitoring the development of the COVID-19 situation closely and following all CDC and HHS guidelines, as well as those from local authorities and the Wisconsin Department of Health.
We deeply value you as a member of the Festival Theatre family and are so grateful for your ongoing commitment to the theatre. As a nonprofit arts organization, Festival Theatre relies heavily on the support of donors and ticket buyers. If you are able to exchange or donate your tickets, rather than request a refund, it would help sustain Festival Theatre during this uncertain time and would be extremely appreciated. If you have any questions please contact our box office at (715) 483-3387 or email email@example.com.
Though the risk of contracting COVID-19 is currently low in St. Croix Falls, we are taking extra precautions to keep our theatre clean, including frequent disinfecting and cleaning all hard surfaces, as well as handrails, seat rails, and doors, on top of our regular routine. We also have multiple hand sanitizing stations throughout the theatre, as well as antibacterial soap in our restrooms.
We encourage our patrons, staff, and artists to have a look at and follow the CDC guidelines for hygiene regarding hand washing, covering sneezes and coughs, and other common sense precautions. These include:
● Wash your hands regularly and thoroughly
● Avoid touching your face
● Where possible, practice social distancing and avoid handshakes
● Sneeze or cough into your sleeve or a tissue
● Remain at home if you feel sick
We do not see this as a time to panic or worry and want to assure our patrons that we are taking extra precautions to keep everyone healthy.
We appreciate your continued support and hope to see you at the theatre soon.
St. Croix Festival Theatre Staff
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