NC Stage staff will be meeting to see if/when the performances can be rescheduled. We regret the disruption but are confident that it is necessary in helping to stop the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus. More information and updates will be shared via email, website, and social media platforms as it becomes available.
If you have purchased tickets to Well or are a subscriber and have reserved seats for Well, we will contact you directly during the week of March 16th – 20th regarding refunds, exchanges, or donating tickets. As you may know, we have a small staff and may not be able to respond to every phone call or email immediately. We appreciate your understanding as we deal with this complicated situation.
A personal note from Artistic Director, Charlie Flynn-McIver:
The entire mission of arts organizations, particularly performing arts organizations, is to lessen the social distance of our fellow humans by sharing stories that illuminate the human condition and experience. The thing that makes us unique as opposed to other forms of entertainment is that we are brought together as we share this live and in person experience with dozens, if not hundreds of others while we share communal laughs, sighs, and even tears as the actors and other artists bring the story of the play to life. It is our hope to share this experience with you all as soon as possible as the current crisis subsides.
As a small arts organization, tickets to performances are a substantial source of revenue that helps pay for everything from licensing for plays, rent, actor, designer, director, crew salaries, and house management, concessions and box office sales staff and on and on. The ensuing financial situation as a result of this pandemic is going to hit many people very hard. I’m keeping those on the margins of society, and those who are more susceptible to ravaging effects of illness, on my mind. But as we emerge from this, I hope you will continue to support your arts organizations as they work to rebound. Our budgets, by the very nature of our nonprofit status, are always susceptible to the cascading economic effects of crisis. As I watch the Broadway theatres close and hundreds of nonprofit theatre across the nation cancel performances, I am acutely aware of the hardship that will be placed on the workers of these organizations.
While remembering all who need help I hope you’ll also consider continued support of your community’s arts organizations by resuming attendance at shows, donating money, or even offering support to initiatives and appeals from the arts sector to local business and government leaders to be included in any emergency financial aid.
It’s a strange time and the disruption of everyday life can be unsettling but I’m confident we’ll get through this. Until then, take care of yourselves, wash your hands, and tell those around you that you love them.