An Update from
Bob & Carrie
Dear Friends of Players Circle Theatre,
First, and most importantly, we hope you and your love ones are safe, sound and healthy.
We are well and when this pandemic is over, we will all be looking forward to gathering together again and enjoy some fine theatre and entertainment, which is exactly what we plan to deliver. We will have a next season and it will be filled with positive stories, music and the hottest plays around.
We will be announcing our plans and launching a new website on Monday, September 28! So, stay tuned. On the boards for next season will be the area premiere of the Tony Winning Best Play THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME and the Hilarious and Touching MIRACLE ON SOUTH DIVISION STREET, two shows we promised you last season. Plus, some wonderful new offerings.
Next season will also have more than just theatre at PLAYERS CIRCLE! In the gaps between plays we be presenting evenings of professional stand-up comedians, musical cabaret, jazz groups and talent shows. In fact, if we have to start our season, with half capacity and social distancing we plan on first using the space as an 80-seat club with food and beverage service and shows to delight. But, the moment it’s safe for all of us to gather together we will produce theatre in our 180-seat intimate playhouse.
A recent survey by QUENZEL MARKETING was very informative. 60% of our audiences are excited about this backup plan. We appreciate your enthusiasm and knowing you value us. We are excited about all the new friends we made in North Lee County.
PLAYERS CIRCLE hasn’t had an easy start, and due to COVID had an unexpected quick end to our inaugural season. But we created a theatre, got our certificate of occupancy, own lights, theatre seats and risers. And in the shows we did produce last season we saw steady increase in revenue from $25,000 to $48,000 to $80,000. This gave reason for optimism and indicates PLAYERS CIRCLE’s viability.
Some upcoming dates to possibly put on your calendar: auditions for our plays and talent shows on Saturday August 29. So, if you have a special talent or know of an exceptionally talented friend, we hope to see you. And if you’d like to volunteer to usher, help administratively or backstage join us on Saturday September 26! Call 239-800-3292. Click here to read more.
It’s all going to be very exciting. It will be wonderful when we can all leave our houses again. Whether it is theatre, music, comedy or cabaret you can be assured of a great time at PLAYERS CIRCLE THEATRE and ARTS CENTER. And for those that have donated we give you our deepest thanks. And for the rest of you, we look forward to your donation! Grin.
Come to PLAYERS CIRCLE, park once, enjoy dinner (Southern Grill is now open with its new menu!), cocktails, theatre and other entertainment. We are proud to be small enough to know you and big enough to present grand entertainment.
See you soon,
Robert and Carrie