Hampton Theatre Company Postpones ‘Sylvia’

Amanda Griemsmann, Edward W. Kassar in rehearsal for "Sylvia" now planned to open in March 2021. Photo by Tom Kochie.

The Hampton Theatre Company has announced that its production of A.R. Gurney’s “Sylvia,” which was tentatively scheduled to open at the Quogue Community Hall on September 24, has now been postponed until March 11, 2021.

“Unfortunately, there is no more certainty now about when we can safely and responsibly put on a live show than there was in March, when we were forced to postpone our revival of A.R. Gurney’s ‘Sylvia’ just one week before it was scheduled to open on March 19,” wrote HTC’s president Andrew Botsford and artistic director Diana Marbury in a statement. “Today the ongoing toll of the pandemic and the struggle to contain it require us to give up our plan to open the show on September 24.”

The current plan is to open “Sylvia” for a three-week run on March 11, 2021. Following that, HTC hopes to present the second play cancelled by the pandemic, “A Doll’s House, Part 2” by Lucas Hnath, in May of 2021.

“To say that we are disappointed to have to postpone our production of ‘Sylvia’ yet again does not go nearly far enough. Still, the safety of our faithful audiences and our casts and crews and volunteers must take precedence at this time,” the statement continued. “We thank you for your faith in us… At this time, we are exploring various platforms that could allow us to present a holiday show virtually in December, in the event we cannot safely and responsibly present a live show then.

“For now, please keep safe, stay healthy, and keep the faith until we can be together again!”

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