Many of our living rooms have sold out as we enter the final weekend of our first My Little Plastic Jesus tour. This morning we sent the following statement to our ticket holders this weekend, informing them the performances will take still place with measures in place to respond to the situation with COVID-19.
We wanted to let you know what we as a company are doing in light of our government’s recommendations about supporting public health against the spread of COVID-19, or the novel coronavirus. At this time, the Public Health Agency of Canada has assessed the public health risk associated with COVID-19 as LOW for the general population in Canada. The Government of Canada is confident that our public health system is prepared to respond to any outbreak of COVID-19 and is reassessing the public health risk, based on the best available evidence, as the situation evolves. In a statement yesterday, the Government of Alberta has recommended that gatherings under 250 people and not involving those traveling internationally may proceed.
With these facts in place, the safety and health of our patrons, artists, and hosts is our highest priority.
What does this mean for our remaining 3 performances of My Little Plastic Jesus this weekend in Red Deer and Edmonton?
1. The shows will go on! Until we receive advice from the government or health officials to the contrary, performances will continue as scheduled. Group ticket holders please pass this email on to your group.
2. Our staff and living room hosts will do their best to disinfect all surfaces before each show – and hand sanitizer stations (with at least 60% alcohol) will be available for patrons at the door.
3. We have temporarily suspended our program re-use policy – unused programs will be offered for each performance. On March 15 we will also offer spacing of seats to allow the recommended 1 meter of distance between people.
4. If you are exhibiting any symptoms of a cold or flu, or if you have traveled internationally in the last 2 weeks, we encourage you to stay home and rest!
“I fit #4 above and need to stay at home. What are my options?”
1. Please consider donating your tickets back to Burnt Thicket Theatre and we will issue you a charitable tax receipt for the equivalent amount. This is a particular gift during a challenging time for non-profit arts organizations like us. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to make that happen. Thanks for considering donating!
2. Give your tickets to a friend by sending them your email ticket confirmation. They can pick up the tickets under your name at the door.
3. As a last resort, you may request a refund for your tickets by emailing email@example.com.
We hope that all of you stay healthy – and we look forward to seeing you safely at the show this weekend. We are doing our best to comply with what has been recommended – if we receive new information and implement any additional measures, we will be updating you here and on our social media channels.
Thank you for being our supportive patrons!