A message from the board, regarding the summer show
It is with heavy hearts, but with confidence that it is the right thing to do, that the Wits’ End Theatre Board of Directors announces its decision to postpone its production of The Addams Family to 2021. It took a global pandemic to do it, but for the first time in decades, this year there will be no musical show produced on the stage of Potter Auditorium during Western Days weekend.
The board made this difficult decision with the health and safety of our cast, crew and audience in mind. It may be—it is certainly our hope—that by August 1, when the show was scheduled to open, the pandemic will be over and normalcy will have returned. But that cannot now be predicted with confidence. And in any event, weeks of rehearsals, set construction and other preparations—all impossible when observing social distancing—precede opening night. At this time it is simply unknown when those activities could be safely undertaken. An enterprise like this cannot proceed in the midst such uncertainty.
We ask for the understanding of the many people for whom the Western Days musical is a treasured rite of summer in southeastern Minnesota. We promise to be back on the Potter stage in August, 2021 with a great production of The Addams Family.