Update: March 31, 2020
Following guidelines released by the Government of Canada, the Government of Manitoba and the City of Winnipeg regarding the COVID-19 global pandemic, It is with broken hearts that we announce the postponement of our 2020 production of The Winter’s Tale, originally set to open on May 28, 2020 at the Trappist Monastery Provincial Heritage Park, in collaboration with our partners Theatre Cercle Moliere.
Instead, it is our hope to program this beautiful bilingual offering as part of our 2021 season.
Shakespeare in the Ruins is one of Winnipeg’s most beloved Spring attractions. Every year, we welcome hundreds and hundreds of theatre lovers, from all walks of life and of all ages, to ‘The Ruins’. It is an experience unlike any other; an immersive voyage that puts the audience center-stage, right in the heart of the action as actors lead them from scene to scene across a landscape that inspires and delights the senses.
It will be beyond disappointing to voyage through 2020 without experiencing that stunning act of community. But SIR’s commitment to the health and safety of our artists and audiences is paramount.
We will continue to monitor this unprecedented situation daily, and we wish to assure you that we will take every precaution necessary to ensure that we meet again soon, very soon.
We remain your Shakespearean company. We exist for you. And we are still here, listening.
Thank you for your support.
All of us at Shakespeare in the Ruins.
Update: March 16, 2020
Following government advice, and alongside other Canadian and international theatres, SIR will be postponing our upcoming fundraiser event, “Top’st Gun: a Shakespearean parody musical”, which was set to take place on April 1st at the West End Cultural Centre. Instead, we will aim to deliver this great night of fun in September 2020, so please stay tuned for future details.
If you have purchased tickets to “Top’st Gun”, they will be honoured at our September event – specific date still to be determined. If you have concerns or questions about tickets/refunds, please contact Keith at email@example.com
Additionally, please consider making a donation toward our fundraising efforts. SIR is a not-for-profit Arts organization, and like all cultural institutions at this particular moment, we will soon be faced with unprecedented challenges ahead.
We will continue to help the global effort to ‘flatten the curve’, and practicing social-distancing: as of now, SIR has suspended building operations, and staff will be working from home until further notice. If you have left a phone message, please email us instead. *We will be available only via email going forward.*
Contact information can be found here: shakespeareintheruins.com/about/people/
This is your Shakespearean company. We would like to continue to give you unforgettable experiences far into the future.
Please stay safe and healthy. Our thoughts are with you all.
With thanks, from all of us at Shakespeare in the Ruins (SIR).
Update: March 13, 2020
As the COVID-19 situation evolves, everyone here at Shakespeare in the Ruins thought it best to address how the situation may affect our immediate plans and events. We are closely and carefully monitoring developments locally and globally and following official guidance from the Public Health Agency of Canada in order to support the health and wellbeing of our community. At time of this posting, the Public Health Agency of Canada has assessed the public health risk associated with COVID-19 as low for Canada.
We’d like to assure all our of supporters that the safety of our audiences, artists, and employees is our priority. Following government advice, and alongside other Canadian and international theatres, SIR will be postponing our upcoming fundraiser event, “Top’st Gun: a Shakespearean parody musical”, which was set to take place on April 1st at the West End Cultural Centre. At this time, we are still moving forward with The Winter’s Tale (our outdoor production from May 28 – June 20). Should the need to postpone or cancel shows or events arise, we will issue a notice on our website and inform ticket buyers. Any decision to postpone or cancel shows or events will be made based on verified information and directives issued by the appropriate public health authorities (such as the Public Health Agency of Canada or the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority).
Should the situation change, we will post as much information as possible here, so please check back for updates.
For more detailed information about and general precautions regarding COVID-19, please visit the Public Health Agency of Canada.
Thank you for your continued patience and support!
With thanks, all of us at Shakespeare in the Ruins