Covid Hates Shakespeare!
I am sure this announcement doesn’t come as a surprise to anyone.
It is with great regret that we at Royal Palm Players announce the cancellation of I Hate Shakespeare. Please know we did not take this decision lightly. Our cast has been working on their lines for some time. Our director has completed casting, blocking, costume and set plots. Our set designer has designed and begun construction of our set.
We brainstormed many ideas to bring this production to completion but none worked for this show. Recent cancellations of other island events led us to believe many folks would not be comfortable sitting in an auditorium at this time. The script constraints won’t allow us to do the show outside. I Hate Shakespeare is not scheduled for performance until mid February but rehearsals begin this week. The cast is large and several of our cast and crew currently have Covid exposures that would keep them from rehearsing at this time. Without the ability to rehearse together, we cannot perform the quality of show both you and we would like.
We are so disappointed that we will not be able to present this show. Ticket holders will be contacted in the next two weeks for a full refund.
Alice Court, President of the RPP Board