Amidst continued concerns regarding the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) and in keeping with physical distancing recommendations, Drayton Entertainment has cancelled additional productions at its seven stages across the province. The wellness of patrons, staff, artists, volunteers, and the community continues to be of paramount importance for the not-for-profit charitable arts organization. The new cancellations will impact all programming through Saturday, September 5.
“It’s sad and disappointing, but we know this is the right decision. Health and safety must come first,” says Alex Mustakas, Artistic Director & CEO of Drayton Entertainment. “We’ve received many wonderful messages of support, which are so appreciated. These may be uncertain times, but one thing we can be sure about is the innate power of arts and culture to bring us together. We’ll be back when the time is right, excited to share the magic of live theatre with the community once again.”
With these additions, 14 of the 18 productions in Drayton Entertainment’s 2020 Season have been cancelled at this time. The new cancellations will result in the loss of the entire season at the company’s venues which are traditionally only open during the summer months: the Huron Country Playhouse in Grand Bend, the King’s Wharf Theatre in Penetanguishene, and the Drayton Festival Theatre, which was to celebrate its 30th Anniversary this year.