CANCELLATION OF 2020 HACKMATACK MAINSTAGE SEASON
It is with a heavy heart that we must announce the cancellation of our 2020 mainstage season at Hackmatack this summer. After reviewing the state’s guidelines regarding public gatherings for the summer and considering all of the uncertainties and risks surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, we did not see a safe— or economically sound— way forward. The health and safety of our actors, our staff, and our patrons must come first.
Like many of you, the current situation has put Hackmatack Playhouse in a very precarious financial situation. Preparation for a theatre season begins months before opening night and we have invested a great deal in our 2020 season and then had to abruptly cancel. IF YOU HAVE PURCHASED TICKETS OR SEASON FLEX PASSES FOR THE 2020 SEASON WE ASK THAT YOU CONTACT US (via email at Hackmatackplayhouse@gmail.com or by US mail at 538 School Street, Berwick Maine 03901) and let us know if you would like to:
1.) Donate your ticket purchase to the Playhouse, or
2.) Transfer your purchase as a “credit” towards the summer 2021 season, or
3.) Receive a refund for your ticket price (given our financial position at this point, this option may take some time)
Hackmatack appreciates the generosity of so many folks over the decades, and we thank you so much for any additional generosity you might be able to provide in this time of crisis.
Maine’s re-opening guidelines do allow for day camps and so, as announced, we are still running our summer theatre camp the weeks of June 22 and 29. We are thankful that we can keep theatre alive at the barn and bring the arts to the community in some form during these very challenging times.
We do not yet know what next summer holds, but we look forward to having you all back at Hackmatack and we are excited to start planning. In the meantime, stay safe and healthy out there. Here’s to having the barn doors open again with an exciting return in 2021!