Officials at the Mountain Play Associationthe nonprofit organization that has produced live theater productions atop Mount Tam for 105 years, announced this week “with deep regret” the cancellation of its 107th season, which was set for a production of the musical Hello, Dolly!

“Due to the current evolving COVID-19 situation, it has become clear that we are unable to both gather our team together to prepare for the production, and promise that our community will be able to safely congregate on our beloved Mount Tamalpais,” Mountain Play Executive Director & Artistic Producer  Eileen Grady said. “These are trying times for us all. We hope you are healthy, taking precautions to stay that way, and we send our best wishes to you, your family, and friends.”

Grady noted that while the season is canceled, arts organizations like Mountain Play are heavily dependent on ticket sales, putting the organization in a precarious position. “In order to survive this epidemic and work towards a future, our treasured Mountain Play will need your help,” she said. “Designers have been working hard to prepare, a beautiful set was ready to be built, and a fantastic cast was excited to start rehearsals. Ticket sales pay our bills and without them, we can’t function.
If you are able, please support the Mountain Play tradition with a contribution today.”
“If you have already purchased a ticket to see Hello, Dolly!, we’ll be contacting you directly once we are able to staff our office again,” she added. “We believe in the power of the shared experience of theatre and look forward to the days when we can safely gather together again. For now, be well.”

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