Theater patrons who go online to purchase Sun City Players season tickets Aug. 1 will notice a change in seat arrangements.
To ensure safe distancing between parties, Sun City Players Community Theater has reduced the number of seats available for purchase to 192.
Feedback from Players surveys this year indicated that theater-goers wanted to return to live performances once appropriate health and safety precautions were in place.
“We’re all about pleasing our audience,” said Players President Jim McConnell.
Players recently held their first members meeting since March 2020 to determine member interest and readiness to participate in plays and other club activities.
“The response was overwhelmingly positive,” McConnell said.
Players Transition Team Chairman Dan See’s committee developed a questionnaire for ticket purchasers to determine their interest and readiness to attend Players on-stage plays at Mountain View Recreation Center.
According to See, there was an extremely high response rate to the questionnaire. Respondents expressed interest in seeing more mystery and humor topics, as well as an interest in attending events “soon”. The evaluation of these research activities has resulted in a decision to bring Players back on stage in fall 2021.
The season opener, “Suite Surrender,” will premier Nov. 12. “Suite Surrender” is an intriguing and hilarious view of the conflicts between two divas, who have quite different tastes and opinions (and their conflicts at a very ritzy hotel). Season tickets will be available for Internet purchase beginning Aug. 1 with online single tickets starting Sept. 21.
The 2022 two shows planned are “Don’t Talk to the Actors” opening Jan. 21 and “Murder on the Menu” March 25. All three productions offer a total of six evening and matinee performances.
Sun City Players will observe all current CDC guidelines in effect at the time of each performance, which will be posted at Mountain View center and available in advance at suncityplayerscommunitytheater.org. Players membership for Sun City Recreation Center cardholders is also available on-line. Support Players at the current dues of $5 per year.
Editor’s note: Nancy Rasmussen writes for the Sun City Players Community Theater publicity.