Marc Robin's Letter to the Public (COVID)
As I write this letter, I have so many conflicting emotions on how to describe to you the conversations that have taken place this week in our arts community. The challenges, fear, sadness, and horror, are a few of them. However, what I would rather focus on is joy, hope, belief, endurance, and everything that makes the arts perseverant. Hope—hope that our audiences will be changed through the arts. Hope that the theatre will continue to be the driving force in our conversations each day. Hope that no matter the crisis we will always see to the other side of it. In this case, our hope is that everyone views what is happening, not just to us but to everyone, is simply a pause button. A pause button that would allow us to be ahead of the curve be healthy, and, unafraid. The arts have and will always be the center of where everyone needs to be to leave their troubles outside. The Fulton Theatre is committed to always being a testament to that.
In an effort to follow the guidelines that are being set before us and to continue to be responsible to and for our community, as we respect the health and safety of our patrons, cast, crew, volunteers, and staff, the run of Kinky Boots and Snow White have been canceled for the remainder of their current run. We are thrilled to announce however the celebration will continue in August as we have been given permission to remount Kinky Boots August 11 – 30, 2020. And Snow White will return August 15 – 29, 2020.
Current Ticket Holders will automatically be transferred to the August run for their respective day and time. New tickets will be mailed out in May. If you are not able to attend the rescheduled date, you may contact the Box Office at BoxOffice@thefulton.org (best way to contact) or by calling 717.397.7425 to exchange or to request a refund.
Please remember that the Fulton Theatre is a not-for-profit, which means we rely heavily on our ticket sales of each show, to continue producing each season. We ask you to kindly consider a tax-deductible donation of your ticket back to the theatre, The Fulton Theatre administrative offices, including Box Office will remain accessible during this time.
The Box Office will reply to all emails in a timely manner. We thank you for your patience and understanding during this unprecedented time.
The current plan is to continue with the opening of The Whipping Man in the Tell Studio Theatre, and Titanic on the Mainstage, as well as the remainder of the 2019/2020 Season.
Although every artist wants to play the tragic scene, Hamlet to Camille, it is our choice in this arts organization to not play the drama but instead to find the joy and the celebration that will be the future of not just our organization, but of all arts organizations. To paraphrase Eva Peron “Don’t cry for us …,” instead, help us and our entire community get through to the other side.
Continue to rejoice in all that Lancaster has to offer before you return to us by going to the restaurants, shopping in the stores, engaging in our community as we are allowed to and then come back home to us for Titanic and join us on the runway in August for the return of Kinky Boots. (With a little Jersey Boys in-between).
We look forward to seeing you soon. Most sincerely,