Due to Governor Andrw Cuomo’s pause restrictions for Suffolk County, and out of consideration for the safety of audiences, volunteers, staff and cast and crew, the Hampton Theatre Company (HTC) has canceled its production of A.R. Gurney’s “Sylvia” which had been tentatively scheduled to open in Quogue on May 21.
With Lucas Hnath’s “A Doll’s House, Part 2” already canceled in March to make room for a possible delayed run of “Sylvia,” now that “Sylvia” has been canceled the company has effectively lost the second half of its 2019-2020 season.
Undaunted and holding fast to the imperative notion that “the show must go on,” the HTC has already obtained the rights to produce both of these canceled plays as bookends for the 2020-2021 season, with “Sylvia” slated to open this September and “A Doll’s House, Part 2” capping the season in May.
The 2020-2021 season will also feature four performances of a special holiday show on the weekend of December 11 to 13, followed by a three-week run of the David Lindsay-Abaire comedy, “Rip Cord,” in March 2021.
At this time, all plans are tentative based on progress in containing the novel coronavirus and the potential requirement of extending social distancing protocols and safety considerations. Complete details on the 2020-2021 season are in development, and tickets and season subscriptions are expected to go on sale on August 15. For more information and updates, visit hamptontheatre.org.