INTERMISSION IS ALMOST OVER!
Soon it’s going to be time to get back to the show. As we prepare to come out of the hiatus that resulted from the global health crisis, we want to take a moment to thank all our supporters. Without your help and donations, First Folio would not have survived. During this time, we have done our best to stay in touch with you and to entertain you with online shows and light-hearted e-mails. We have also used this time to look at ourselves and our whole organization and see what we could do to make First Folio even better. We’ve taken note of what we have learned, we’ve made some changes, and we will continue working hard to learn and grow. We look forward to seeing you back at First Folio soon…but not until we know for sure that we have taken steps to make it a safe and healthy place for our patrons and our artists.
FIRST FOLIO SEASON SCHEDULE HAS CHANGED
In response to the current health situation, and in accordance with our commitment to maintaining a safe environment for our employees and patrons, First Folio Theatre is postponing our 2020-2021 season. The fall production of THE JIGSAW BRIDE: A Frankenstein Story, by Joseph Zettelmaier will be postponed until October 2021. The winter production of THE SECRET COUNCIL, adapted by David Rice from Christie’s second novel, The Secret Adversary, will be postponed until February 2022. And the spring production of JANE AUSTEN’S EMMA, adapted by Phil Timberlake, will be postponed until April 2022. Exact schedules will be determined at a later date. Ticket holders will be contacted when those schedules have been announced and will be able to exchange their tickets for a new date at that time.
We thank all the members of the First Folio Family for their support and understanding and we hope everyone is staying safe.
MORE INFORMATION ABOUT COVID-19
The health and safety of our audiences, artists, and staff remains of utmost importance. We are taking guidance from public health experts at the CDC, Illinois Department of Public Health, and the DuPage County Health Department
When we return, we will continue following their recommendations, including increasing the frequency of disinfecting commonly touched areas and placing additional alcohol-based sanitizers in the lobby for patron use. We encourage everyone who enters our facility to use common sense practices to stay healthy, including frequent handwashing and covering coughs and sneezes, along with staying home if you feel ill. We look forward to seeing you at the Theatre when we return!
—First Folio Theatre