Covid-19 Updates last updated: 10/21/22 Masks ARE required.
Note on COVID Protocols from our
Managing Director, Lisa Rasmussen
We could not be more excited to be opening the first show of our 30th Anniversary season next week. The How and the Why by Sarah Treem (Oct 21 – Nov 13) is receiving its final touches from the stellar production team. Elyse Edelman and Mary MacDonald Kerr’s portrayals will simply knock your socks off. I cannot wait for you to see this excellent piece!
Which begs the question, will you be viewing the show masked or unmasked? Alas, COVID is still with us.
First, we will not be requiring proof of vaccination this season. We know that 95% of our audience is vaccinated and we are grateful for all you do to keep yourself, your neighbors and our cast and crew safe - and the show running! (If I may insert a gentle reminder here to get your updated booster shot if you are eligible. That will support a smoother winter COVID season for us all according to experts interviewed by NPR.)
|What we have learned about masking (more than we ever wanted to know):
COVID MASKING POLICY FOR THE HOW AND THE WHY:
The CDC website (cdc.gov) is tracking community levels for every county. There are three levels: High, Medium, and Low.
When the CDC level for Milwaukee County is High or Medium, we will be requiring masks in the building.
When the level is Low, masks are optional (But welcome.)
As of Oct 13 we learned that Milwaukee County is in the Medium level for Oct. 14 – 20. We will update our website on Oct 21 (preview day) with the rating for the next week. As of now, we are forecasting the need to require masks Oct. 21 – 27 (but we would be more than happy to be as wrong as the weather forecasters often are!)
Each week we send a “Know Before You Go” email to all ticket holders. We will include the current CDC level in those emails, with a reminder of what that means for masking requirements. We are also happy to announce that we will once again welcome drinks in the theater, at every community level. We ask that you replace your mask after every sip when Milwaukee County is High or Medium.
We will have some masks available in the breezeway as you enter our space at 255 S. Water St, for anyone who may need one. Also, please know that we partnered with a generous donor and Next Act Theatre to upgrade the ventilation and HVAC filtration in the space for you, so you can breathe easy!
Our masking policy matches the policy of our friends and neighbors at Next Act Theatre, with whom we share the space and a wonderful box office (414-278-0765).
We are so grateful for your continuing kindness and understanding as we continue to sail in these uncharted waters. So much rests on what we can all do together, but luckily theater remains a team sport and you are a VIP. You have buoyed us personally and as a company throughout these last three years, and our gratitude cup overflows.
On to YOUR 30th season! With gratitude and respect,
Lisa Rasmussen, Managing Director
ADDITIONAL SAFETY MEASURES AT OUR NEW HOME – 255 S. WATER ST
New Cleaning Protocol
Our venue has enhanced cleaning protocols and multiple hand sanitizer stations.
The HVAC system has been upgraded for improved air circulation and particle filtration.
Admission to our theatre is contact-free with our new ticket scanning system.
We will evaluate this option on a show-by-show basis.
We know we are in uncertain times. Rest assured that if for any reason we must cancel performances we will honor your commitment to us by offering a full array of ticket exchange and refund options.