Please see below for an update about our 2019/2020 season, and a special message from our President, Michael Beresford.
NEXT UP: The Gin Game!
Please read the following for a 2019/2020 season update, and a special message from MAT's President, Michael Beresford.
First off, COVID-19 has given us a chance to pause and to rethink how we live and behave during this current crisis. We at Mariposa Arts Theatre have had to make decisions on what we do and how we are going to do them. We have decided, along with the Orillia Opera House and the City of Orillia, to reschedule our Spring Show, “Rabbit Hole” until our regular November showing. It will become the first show of our next season and will now run from November 5th to 8th, and 12th to 15th. The Sunday shows will be matinees.
What does that mean for current ticket holders?
If you currently have tickets for any of the performances for “Rabbit Hole”, the Orillia Opera House will be sending you an email, or communicating by telephone as to your preference for those tickets. You will be able to reschedule your tickets to the new schedule in November, ask for a refund, or, you may consider a donation to MAT at this time. As a community run theatre group, MAT depends on your ticket sales to operate and COVID-19 will be placing financial stress on our operations.
Our “in house” production this year is Gin Game. It was scheduled to open at the MAT Centre in May, but given the current COVID-19 situation, we are delaying the opening of this show until June 4 – 7 th , and June 11 – 14 th . These dates are not “set in stone” yet, but with a little bit of luck, we may be on the other side of this epidemic by this time. Should we need to reschedule, we will be letting you know and posting it to social media and our website to give you updates.
Wishing you well during this trying time. Thank you for your consideration and
Thank you for your understanding. The cast and crew of both shows have been in rehearsals for several months now and the shows are starting to take shape. We're really excited about these productions and we look forward to seeing you in June and November. Stay safe.
President – Mariposa Arts Theatre