Mar 18, 2020— In light of ongoing developments resulting from the coronavirus (COVID-19) and recent campus restrictions of both Brenau University and the University of North Georgia, Gainesville Theatre Alliance has made the difficult decision to postpone the previously scheduled April productions of The Arabian Nights and The Laramie Project. This action is designed to safeguard audience members, performers, and staff.
The March 24 Stage Tour of The Arabian Nights is canceled, and the show will be reprogrammed into the April slot of GTA’s 2020-21 season. Patrons with tickets to The Arabian Nights will be receiving a letter regarding their options. The GTA box office is closed due to teleworking conditions for the UNG-Gainesville campus. Box office staff will be checking messages and returning calls and ask for patience while they handle this unusual situation.
GTA’s Discovery Series production of The Laramie Project is rescheduled for late August. More details on this event will follow.
In a letter to patrons, GTA Artistic and Managing Director Jim Hammond said, “Our theatre is the “Gathering Place” where we come together to celebrate the spirit of our community. Our greatest disappointment is the inability to deliver that vital service at this time, but this too shall pass.” Gainesville Theatre Alliance’s 41st season will be announced in the coming weeks. We appreciate your understanding as we do our best to protect the health and well-being of our students, staff and audience members. Thank you for your patience and support.