SAN DIEGO–Cygnet Theatre has postponed its production of “La Cage Aux Folles” due to the outbreak of COVID-19.
All performances from March 12 through April 15 have been canceled. As of now, performances will resume on April 16.
The decision was made after California Governor Gavin Newsom announced “non-essential gatherings must be limited to no more than 250 people, while smaller events can proceed only if the organizers can implement social distancing of 6 feet per person.”
“While we are disappointed, we stand in solidarity with the other performing arts organizations who have taken this step to slow down the spread of the virus (COVID-19) and give our healthcare system more time to do its work,” Artistic Director Sean Murray said.
Patrons who have tickets to any affected performance will be contacted by Cygnet Theatre staff via email or telephone as soon as possible.
“As a nonprofit, Cygnet Theatre relies on the financial support of our most dedicated patrons. Without the revenue from ticket sales, we need those patrons now more than ever,” Executive Director Bill Schmidt added. “We are asking San Diegans to support our vibrant arts and culture community with a tax-deductible donation to their favorite organizations during this very vulnerable time.”
Cygnet will continue to monitor the situation and update its patrons as more announcements are possible.