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Great Lakes Theater cancels 2020 Fall Repertory amid COVID-19 concerns

Current ticketholders will have options for refunds and exchanges for the two fall productions.
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CLEVELAND — The Great Lakes Theater has announced it will be cancelling the first two productions of its 2020-21 season.

Current ticketholders will have a few options to proceed for the cancellation of Jane Austen's Emma and William Shakespeare's Henry V, including full refunds, exchanges to future productions through the 2021-22 season and/or tax-deductible ticket donations.

"We are living in a time when planning takes place on a weekly basis," said Great Lakes Theater Producing Artistic Director Charles Fee via a press release. "We, of course, know that we will return to live theater at some point in the future. We are working closely with our partners at PlayHouse Square, the unions that represent our artists, and state and local government health officials to identify a safe way to reopen our theaters so that we can come together as a community and celebrate."

There has been no word yet on the fate of other future productions. The Great Lakes Theater will provide updates for patrons on a regular basis.

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