Dear New Swan Friends,

It is with a heavy heart that we are forced to cancel this summer’s New Swan season. Given the Coronavirus threat, the campus barring gatherings, and the mandate of social distancing, there was no possible way to proceed. The company’s health, and the health of our patrons is always our number one concern. Social distancing seems to be the best way to ensure that this virus doesn’t spread. Theater is a social gathering, and since we cannot implement proper distancing, it puts us all at high risk.

We will be in touch with news about our 2021 Season soon. In the meantime, thank you for your generous and ongoing support of New Swan.

We will get through this and bounce back stronger than ever in 2021. 

Stay safe and be well,

Eli Simon
Artistic Director, New Swan Shakespeare Festival
Chancellor’s Professor of Acting, UC Irvine
esimon@uci.edu

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