Letter from John Russell, Executive Director of Montford Park Players:
Dear Friends of Montford Park Players,
As I am sure you are already aware, Buncombe County Public Health recently announced the immediate closure of several different types of businesses in the interest of public safety. We think this is a good idea in order to keep our patrons, our actors and our staff healthy.
This means that our 2020 season which was scheduled to begin on May 1st will be postponed until we are able to host a public performance and, at the same time, be sure we can keep everyone in our circle safe. In other words, until further notice.
We hope to soon have an idea of what our modified season will look like, and we will be sure to keep you up to date about any events we are able to plan, whether live or virtual. However, the postponement of our season also means we are not able to count on audience donations.
We know you, like us, are in a tough spot right now, but if you were planning to make a donation to Montford Park Players at any point during this year, we ask that you do it now. We are desperately trying to support our year-round staff for as long as we can during this crisis, and anything you donate will help.
Please go to www.montfordparkplayers.org/donate to make a gift via PayPal or credit card. Checks can be sent to Montford Park Players, PO Box 2663, Asheville NC 28802. If need be, you can call (828) 254-5146 for more information or to donate over the phone.
Please stay safe and keep your people close.
With your support, the show will go on soon enough
“All days are nights to see till I see thee,
And nights bright days when dreams do show thee to me.”
~William Shakespeare, “Sonnet XLIII”
John Russell, Executive Director, and the entire Staff and Board of MPP
P.S. If you are able, please make a donation now to sustain the Players through these exceptional times. Postponed shows means no “passing the hat” and we need your support more than ever to make sure the show can go on, eventually. Donate online at www.montfordparkplayers.org/donate. And thank you!