Press Releases and News

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

ETC’s Production of A Doll’s House Part 2 Cancelled

May 12, 2020

The Elgin Theatre Company regrettably is announcing the cancellation of its final production for the 2019-2020 season, A Doll’s House Part 2. Previously we also announced the cancellation of The Tin Woman. During these challenging times all public performances, including ours, have been put on hold to insure the health protection of the actors, staff, volunteers, and finally our faithful patrons. It is our desire to present both of these productions again once the veil has been lifted on public gatherings over 50 people.

Any current individual or season ticket holders may call the ETC box office at (847) 741-0532 to receive a refund for your tickets. However, if you choose to, you may keep the tickets and use them at a later date when these productions are up and running again or you may choose to just donate the cost of your pre-purchased tickets to ETC as we are still a Not-For-Profit entity.

In closing I thank you for your continuous support of Elgin Theatre Company. Entertaining you with outstanding live theater is always our goal and we cannot wait to return to performing again. Please stay safe and healthy so we can see you again next season.

Richard Grieger, President

Elgin Theatre Company

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

ETC’s The Tin Woman Cancelled

March 19, 2020

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.

Sincerely,

Richard A. Grieger, President

Elgin Theatre Company

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A Doll’s House Part 2 Cancelled

May 11, 2020

The Elgin Theatre Company production of A Doll’s House Part 2 has been cancelled. For more information see the press release to the left.

The Tin Woman Cancelled

March 19, 2020

The Elgin Theatre Company production of The Tin Woman has been cancelled. For more information see the press release to the left.