Theatre at the Center postpones Talley’s Folly until 2021

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Linda Fortunato as Sally Talley and Sean Fortunato as Matt Friedman in Theatre at the Center's upcoming production of Talley's Folly. (Photo: Guy Rhodes)
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MUNSTER, Ind. (March 31, 2020) – After Indiana Governor Holcomb’s directive to shelter-in-place through April 7, and in anticipation of an extension of that date, Theatre at the Center (TATC) is postponing its April/May run of the Pulitzer Prize winning play Talley’s Folly. The production will be rescheduled as part of TATC’s 2021 Mainstage Season. In addition, both TATC and the Center for Visual and Performing Arts (CVPA) are suspending all public events and performances through May 31.

The new performance dates for Talley’s Folly will be April 29–May 30, 2021, with all previously purchased tickets updated to patrons’ Theatre at the Center accounts as a credit to redeem for tickets to Talley’s Folly once 2021 tickets go on sale. Box office staff will be contacting all patrons to discuss and make arrangements.

The May 5, 2020, “Tuesday Matinee Series” concert featuring the return of The Neverly Brothers has been rescheduled for 11:00am on Tuesday, October 13, 2020, with all previously purchased tickets automatically honored, and patrons’ accounts updated to the new date.

In addition, the following special event performances have been canceled:

  • The John-Mark McGaha tribute to Stevie Wonder, presented by Artist Lounge Live (April 4)
  • The Theatre for Young Audience run of Aladdin (April 13–19)
  • The Prince and Princess Party in the CVPA Dining Room (April 18)
  • The TATC 30th Anniversary Big Band Concerts and Dinner (April 18)

The Ultimate Doo-Wop Show on April 5 presented by Henry Farag has been postponed and will be rescheduled at a later date to be announced.

The safety and health of the patrons, performers, and staff remains the highest priority. As a nonprofit organization, TATC is also asking all ticketholders if they would like to convert the value of previously purchased tickets to any of the canceled concerts and performances to a tax-deductible donation to help offset the Theatre at the Center’s significant loss of revenue during this difficult period. Box office staff is also prepared to issue a gift certificate in the amount of the ticket purchase valid for any of our future performances. At this time, all events and performances after May 31 remain as scheduled.

Currently, The Center for Visual and Performing Arts building, including the lobby and box office remain closed to the public through at least April 7. The box office team is grateful for customers’ patience during this time as they make contacts by telephone and email this week regarding the new run dates.

For immediate questions and concerns about Theatre at the Center performance cancellations, contact TATC Front of House Operations Manager Jamie Marsh at [email protected].

Upon the pending recommendation of Gov. Holcomb, the CVPA lobby and TATC box office will once again resume business hours.

Food service operations as provided by Chef Joe Trama and Trama Catering at the CVPA, including the weekly Sunday Champagne Brunch and the Easter Brunch seatings on April 12, have also been canceled through May 31. Patrons and guests should continue to visit www.TheatreAtTheCenter.com and www.CVPA.org for further developments. Dining events and food service questions can be directed to Trama Catering at 219-836-1930, x2 or email CVPA Event Planner Christine DalleCarbonare at [email protected].

The South Shore Arts Gift Shop, lobby atrium gallery, and main art gallery will also remain closed pending The Center for Visual and Performing Arts’ reopening date. For questions about The Northwest Indiana Symphony performances or South Shore Arts classes and events, contact South Shore Arts at 219-836-1839.