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
A big thank you to our 2020 supporters!
Cirque Us would not exist without our generous donors, supporters, friends and family. Cirque Us is a small company with big dreams, and your contribution, either financial or non-financial helps us achieve them.
Your gift goes directly towards covering the costs of touring shows, and running our workshops and camp programs. It also enables us to keep our ticket prices low, offer partial scholarships to camps, and set aside complimentary tickets so as to try and make circus accessible to all. By donating, you are supporting The Arts, Circus, and Circus in America.