Due to the recent coronavirus outbreak, the Blue Slipper Theatre has postponed its opening of Tennessee Williams,’ Talk to Me Like the Rain, until further notice. The health and safety of our community is of the utmost importance, and while we are saddened to have to make this decision, we know it is the right thing to do. Please check back here for further updates. Stay safe and healthy!
A message from Marc Beaudin, director of Talk to Me Like the Rain: Short Plays by Tennessee Williams:
Dear friends and family of the Blue Slipper Theatre,
For me, the greatest thing about theatre is its ability to bring us together. Seeing and portraying the lives of others through our own experience gives us a great feeling of empathy, not just compassion for the “Other,” but the realization that there is no “other,” we are all one.
I believe that the art of theatre happens specifically in the sharing of the true moments we create on stage. Without the sharing of audience and actors, there is no theatre. It is our coming together, sharing and learning empathy, that makes this art form.
So it is with particularly heavy heart that we must make the decision to temporarily postpone our production of Talk to Me Like the Rain: Short Plays by Tennessee Williams, which was scheduled to open on Friday, March 20.
It is painfully ironic that the best way we can all help each other right now – to insure the safety and health of our cast, crew, audience and their families – is to choose to not be together, to do the opposite of what our instinct for community care tells us.
We are looking forward to eventually, in safer times, share these powerful and beautiful plays with you. Please stay tuned for updates as they become possible. In the meantime, please take all the precautions that are being advised by qualified medical experts. If you have any questions, please contact us at email@example.com or 222-7720, or contact me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for supporting live theatre, for making this art of empathy possible to exist.
~Marc Beaudin and the Blue Slipper Theatre