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It is with a heavy heart and after much discussion with Director Richard Pahl that the Elgin Theatre Company h as decided to cancel the upcoming production of The Tin Woman at this time. There are multiple reasons but the main one is the health and safety of our cast members, our director, the technical staff, and most assuredly our wonderful audience members in light of this potential tragedy, the Corona Virus. The Elgin Art Showcase performance venue has been closed by the City of Elgin for sure until March 31st and we also understand that this closure may very well be continued until April 30th or even later depending on what is happening with the virus at those times. Also, our rehearsal venue has closed for all activities taking place on their premises.

This is an extremely tough decision but it had to be made. We totally recognize the efforts of our cast, director, and crew members but at the same time we must carefully consider the welfare of our theater audience too. It is our desire that we will do this show at a later date and I assure you that this will happen. If things don't get better for some time concerning this virus then there is the possibility that our final show of the 2019-2020 season, A Doll's House Part 2, could also be cancelled.

Any current individual ticket holder or season ticket holder may, if they choose to do so, call the Elgin Theatre Company box office at (847) 741-0532 to arrange for a refund of your tickets. However, if individual or season ticket holders would like, they may hold onto these tickets and use them when the production does come up again at a later date this year or next year. Finally, if any of individual or season ticket holder would choose to donate the cost of these tickets to Elgin Theatre Company, your generosity would be greatly appreciated by ETC as we still are and will always be a Not-For-Profit entity.

As things become clearer regarding this virus, we will be sending further email and press releases to announce what and when things will be going on again for the Elgin Theatre Company. Your consideration in these matters is greatly appreciated.


Richard A. Grieger, President

Elgin Theatre Company

The Elgin Theatre Company continues its 2019-2020 season with its production of The Tin Woman. The comedy/drama was written by Sean Grennan and is directed by Richard Pahl.

Instead of relishing life after her heart transplant, Joy enters a downward spiral, unsure whether she truly deserves a second chance. Meanwhile, Alice and Hank mourn the loss of their son, Jack, whose heart was used to save Joy. At a friend's urging, Joy tracks down Jack's family to find closure. But are Alice, Hank, and their daughter Sammy ready to accept Jack's death? Based on a true story, The Tin Woman uses humor and pathos to explore loss, family, and what it means to be given new life.

"The resolution is as emotionally powerful as it is unexpected" - Door County Peninsula Pulse

"Full of laughter and light even in the darkest moments." - Door County Advocate

Performances of The Tin Woman will be held on April 17, 18, 19, 24, 25, 26, May 1, 2, and 3, 2020. All performances will be held at the Elgin Art Showcase, 164 Division Street, 8th Floor, Elgin, IL 60120. Friday and Saturday performances start at 8:00 p.m. and Sunday performances start at 2:00 p.m.

The Sunday performances will be interpreted for the hearing impaired.

For ticket information, including prices, click on the 'tickets' entry on the menu bar at the top of this screen or click HERE.

This production is funded in part by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency.

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