Dear Pendragon Patrons and Friends, March 20, 2020
We are faced with some tough decisions.
We are also faced with unique challenges and new opportunities.
After careful consideration and acknowledgement of the safety and health limitations confronting us, Pendragon Theatre is eager to share our “Germ-Free Season” of broadcasted play readings, virtual productions, and alternative performance formats.
You are correct to assume that we will be substituting our regular on-stage, audience-in-seats Spring and Summer Seasons with a variety of online offerings for our community. We know many of you are or will be “isolating.” While we are not able to invite you to our home, we hope to be invited into yours via the internet and broad-band services.
For more than 40 years, Pendragon has been committed to producing and presenting quality performances for our community and we intend to continue that tradition no matter the obstacles and challenges that the Coronavirus has created. Pendragon staff and volunteers are currently working out the logistics, technical aspects and production requirements to make this happen.
By early next week, and every week in the coming months, we will announce our Weekly Events that will offer entertaining, educational and thoughtful “alternatives-to-the-news” for everyone in our near and far community. You will find details about where and how to access our offerings on our website, weekly e-blasts, social media and you can always call the Box Office at 518-891-1854 for more information.
Our current plan is to offer the “Germ-Free Season” without charge. We will be appealing to you, our friends, for the financial support we need during the closure of the theatre, the suspension of our regular season and our capacity to earn box office revenues that sustain our staff and facilities. Like the businesses in our communities, the mandated closures, restricted gatherings and recommended isolation come with a heavy cost. Any size contribution is welcome to help us survive and remain strong for you, our community of loyal patrons and generous supporters.
Finally, we hold our community, near and far, in our hearts and minds. We know that these are challenging weeks and months ahead. Saranac Lake and the North Country are traditionally places of solace and healing in difficult times. We are proud to be a part of this tradition. Thank You in advance for your support and generosity.
Kimberley A. Bouchard, Artistic Director and Marc Gitlitz, Board President