EVANSVILLE, IN (09/22/2021)
The University of Evansville (UE) Department of Theatre has cancelled the first two performances of Everybody, by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, following a positive COVID-19 breakthrough case in the cast. There will be no performances on Fri., Sept. 24 or Sat., Sept. 25. Currently, UE Theatre still plans to hold performances of the show on Thurs., Sept. 30, Fri., Oct. 1, and Sat. Oct. 2, at 7:30 p.m. There will also will a matinee performance on Sun., Oct. 3, at 2:00 p.m. The safety of students and patrons is of top priority to UE Theatre. The program boasts a 100% vaccination rate against COVID-19 among the faculty and students. In addition to compliance with the University of Evansville’s Coronavirus Task Force guidelines, UE Theatre continues regular weekly COVID-19 testing of students involved with productions in order to maintain a healthy, safe environment for the coalition of theatre artists working on campus.
Season subscribers for the Fall 2021 season will be contacted with information regarding showtime rescheduling options for future performances of Everybody. Patrons who purchased tickets for the cancelled performances of Everybody may choose a refund or another performance. For all productions this season, and in following industry standards, as established by the Broadway League, all audience members must show proof of COVID-19 vaccination, or a negative test result taken within 72-hours of the date on their ticket. Upon arrival at Shanklin Theatre, proof of vaccination/negativetest result and an ID will be checked before each performance. In compliance with the UE Coronavirus Task Force guidelines, all audience members must remain masked when indoors on campus. Additionally, Shanklin Theatre will be seated at no more than 50% capacity.
The University of Evansville Theatre Ticket Office can be reached by calling 812.488.2031 and is open Monday-Friday from 12:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. or on the day of a scheduled performance from 12:00 p.m. until curtain.