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Twelfth Night Update 7.29.21

Dear friends,

We hope this finds you in good health and good spirits as we approach August, 2021.

When MTWichita sadly had to postpone its proposed 2020 production of “The Wizard of Oz,” we told all of the young people who had been cast in it that we would try to find spaces for them in “Twelfth Night,” if that were safely possible.

We expressed a similar pledge to the teens who had originally been cast in “Twelfth Night.”

It was our hope, of course, that the number of infections would be greatly reduced or eliminated by the time we began rehearsing the rescheduled “Twelfth NIght” this coming November.

But as you are no doubt aware, infections are once again on the rise, and even if everyone takes dramatic steps to turn this trend around, we don’t know where Sedgwick County will be by fall.

Our ability to hire performers and stage managers who are members of the Actors’ Equity stage union is totally contingent upon our ability to assemble a well controlled, totally vaccinated cast and crew, working in rehearsal and performance environments that minimize risk.

Therefore, sadly, we will be keeping the “Twelfth Night” cast down to the smallest possible number of performers and crew members, and will not be able to enhance the cast with additional young people.

Happily, the 2022 season now being planned will offer ample opportunities to showcase our community’s young talents, and we hope we may work with many of our talented teens and kids next year.

We hope you understand, and we also hope you and your families will do everything in your power to stay safe and healthy as the new school year begins.

Thanks, as always, for your interest in working with us.

Wayne BryanBrian J. MarcumAngela CassetteJoshua Larson
Producing DirectorArtistic DirectorManaging DirectorTeen Choir Director