These Are Dark Days
A day off in theatre jargon is called a “dark day” for the simple fact that theatres turn the lights off when there isn’t a performance scheduled. The PAC may be “dark” due to the COVID-19 quarantine but we seem to be as busy as ever:
- The PAC is supporting Hardin County Schools’ efforts to provide meals for the elderly, disabled and those with compromised immune systems. CLICK HERE to learn more.
- We have been processing refunds for Hamlet and Sleeping Beauty and working with schools and rental groups to come up with alternative performance options.
- Spring-cleaning is in full swing with the de-cluttering of our office filing system, a massive painting project inside the theatre (I hope nobody needs black paint), and some overdue repair work like replacing our doorbell.
- Pre-production is well underway for next season’s PAC events: the next Sherlock script is written and a “virtual” table read is in the works, the set design for the ProAm musical is well underway, and I just used Google Hangouts for the first time in order to meet with two of the directing team for an upcoming collaboration with the Heart of Kentucky Men’s Chorus.
- We’ve also reconceived PAC To Go as a way to bring the performing arts into the homes of those who can’t come to the PAC. CLICK HERE to learn about free airings of Kentucky Shakespeare productions, MCT Playdates and Sherlock Holmes viewing parties or to browse the PAC’s YouTube channel.
- On a more personal level, we are reaching out to our at-risk volunteers, patrons, and participants just to let them know that we are thinking of them and wish them well.
Yes, the PAC may be “dark” but behind the scenes, we are still at work – just mostly from home.
This month the PAC Kid Spotlight recognizes Elizabethtown High School’s Andrew Wyatt, who has been cast as Winston in their production of George Orwell’s 1984 at the PAC this month. Learn more about Andrew and our other PAC Kids.