Dear Cirque Us Friends and Supporters,
It is with a heavy heart that we must announce the cancellation of the RagTag 2020 Tour. We believe that we have a social responsibility at Cirque Us to do our part to contain COVID-19. Since social distancing is a highly recommended practice to slow the spread of COVID-19, canceling large public gatherings, such as performances, will hopefully prevent the potential for contagion, and help “flatten the curve”.
For the past two weeks, the Cirque Us artists have been working long hours at Lake Placid Center for the Arts to remount RagTag: A Circus in Stitches. Additionally, our Stage Manager, Costumer, and members of the Cirque Us administrative team have been scheduling, sewing, and emailing to bring this show to life.
We are grateful to our friends at Lake Placid Center for the Arts for granting us an additional week of rehearsal in their beautiful facility. During this time, the cast will be putting the finishing touches on the show, as well as filming the production.
Without ticket sales, we have limited resources to pay those who were involved in the remounting of RagTag. While there are other overhead costs associated with our rehearsal creation period, we want to focus all of our efforts on ensuring that Cirque Us will be able to continue to spread circus magic for years to come.
Refund Policy: (For all self-presented shows.)
-Refunds will only be issued to those who request a refund.
-Refund requests must be made 24 hours in advance of scheduled performance.
-Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 508-404-9232 for your refund.
-Ticket holders who do not request refunds 24 hours prior to the performance date can consider their ticket price as a donation to Cirque Us. For that, we thank you.
-Refunds for Brattleboro, Lebanon, Northampton and Troy subject to change based on the presenter
In times like these, it is especially hard for freelance artists to find work. Even though we can’t guarantee job security, we can at least try to hand them a check. By donating to this campaign, you will not only receive some sweet Cirque Us swag, but you will also be supporting artists during a time of crisis. https://www.customink.com/fundraising/ragtag
The Cirque Us team is carefully monitoring the situation and will announce any developments via the newsletter and social media platforms. As always, we thank you for your continued support to Cirque Us and we look forward to seeing you down the road.
With gratitude and wishes of good health,
Doug Stewart Founder/Operations Director
Nina Gershy Business Manager/RagTag Performer
& The rest of the Cirque Us Family
Have you ever stopped to think about the threads which make up the fabric of everyday life? How sometimes they feel so perfectly knit together, while at other times they feel more like a tangled web of knots? Every fiber has a source, but what prevents it from completely unraveling? Woven together, these loose ends create a new story.
Follow our RagTag group of threadbare, yarn-spinning characters as they explore a new patchwork world. You’ll be entwined with our group of mismatched artists as they stitch together a tapestry of talents. This show features high-flying, knot-tying, gravity defying aerialists, loopy jugglers, musicians that pull at your heart strings, and comedy that will leave you in stitches. Can these six ragamuffins find a common thread, or will they fall apart at the seams? Join us as we tell tales of support, fear, friendship, and the connections which inevitably interweave themselves in our lives. Cirque Us proudly presents…
RagTag: A Circus in Stitches
Interested in bringing RagTag to a theater near you? Contact us at email@example.com