Theatre of Dare, the community theater for the Outer Banks, is postponing the opening of their production of Five Women Wearing the Same Dress, scheduled to open January 6.
“Several people related to the show have tested positive for COVID-19,” says Stuart Parks, president of the Theatre of Dare board of directors. “Obviously, we don’t want to put the rest of the cast and crew, as well as our audience members, at risk of being exposed.”
Plans are to move the opening to Thursday, January 13, and the theater is exploring options to continuing the run January 20-23. Those who have purchased tickets for this weekend, including season ticket members, will be contacted by the box office via email.
“As with many Broadway shows that have closed or postponed due to coronavirus, we are sad to have to do this,” says Evan Tillett, director of the show. “Our intention is to move opening night to January 13 and hopefully to hold over our run through the following weekend. Ultimately we’re going to be proactive to keep everyone healthy.”