Coronavirus Information

A Message from the Board

On May 8, 2020, after weeks of painstaking deliberations, the Players board of directors made the heartbreaking decision to suspend our scheduled shows for the remainder of 2020, due to the risks of the current Covid 19 pandemic.

Founded in 1927, The Players has gone “dark” only once during World War II. We theatre folk really do believe “the show must go on” but cannot do so currently. We must make protecting actors, staff, and audiences our top priority.

Our production of Neil Simon’s Barefoot In the Park at the Concord City Auditorium has been moved to April 30-May 2, 2021. Our box office chair David Murdo will contact current ticket holders personally.

The rest of our planned 2020 productions are canceled: Neil Simon’s The Dinner Party at The Hatbox scheduled later this month, our November production of Something Rotten! and (especially disappointing as it’s their 25 anniversary) our Children’s Theatre Project’s August theatre camp and October performances.

Though we won’t be on stage for the rest of 2020, our all-volunteer organization will not be resting – quite the opposite. We are already at work devising new and creative ways to deliver on our mission “to encourage, foster and promote the participation by amateurs in all phases of the theatrical arts.” Please stay tuned to our website and Facebook page for information on these activities.

We will also be working hard to raise funds we will desperately need in the face of the upcoming lost ticket income in order to maintain our beloved Studio home. All of our administrative and building overhead costs continue unabated. You will hear more from us regarding these fundraising efforts soon and hope you will help us weather this financial storm. In fact, you can make a donation right now if you wish.

Stay well, stay safe, and stay connected. We will be doing our best to stay connected to you, our theatre family. Together, we will persevere.