The cast of “The Addams Family” in 2018. Courtesy image.
From improv/acting workshops to chamber music concerts and performances by local stalwarts like Kimrea, Joe Neto and Michael Doucet and Tom Rigney to, of course, Tuesday Night Comedy, perusing the Throckmorton Theatre‘s calendar for March 2020 would leave any lover the arts simply breathless, both in breadth and depth.

Knowing that everything on the second half of that month’s docket, and everything ever since, had to be shelved because of the COVID-19 health crisis and resulting shelter in place orders will leave you heartbroken. That’s especially true as arts organizations throughout Mill Valley face an 2020 calendar without much visibility about if, and when, we may all be able to gather again to celebrate art in its myriad forms.

Here’s a note from Throckmorton founder Lucy Mercer and her team:

“The past few months have been a sobering and challenging time for us all. And yet, we have also been provided with time for deep reflection, appreciation for the community around us, and renewal of the joy of connection. Our time together at the theatre has always been a beautiful equation of magic and heart. When we see each other again, it may be behind masks, but it will also be with our hearts shining brighter than ever, and our curiosity ready to take us on new adventures. As the world re-emerges and redefines itself, we invite you to participate as we reflect on our past and reimagine our future at the Throckmorton Theatre…

You are part of our Throckmorton Theatre ‘ensemble!’ As an audience member or actor, comedian or musician, student or parent – stories are a great way to connect. Is there a favorite performance that comes to mind? A concert you’ll never forget? Please share your favorite experiences and memories with us by email, facebook, or by using the hashtag #onceuponatime142 in a post on social media. During these difficult times, you can play an important part in the future of our theatre. Please consider making a donation to help keep the magic of the Throckmorton Theatre alive.” DONATE HERE.