Like many other shows around the country effected by the mitigation effort for the oncoming Covid-19 emergency, Simon Godwin and team at Shakespeare Theatre Company (STC) have decided to postpone the production of Much Ado About Nothing rescheduling it as part of the 2020-21 season. I am looking forward to playing Leonato under Simon’s direction, getting to know him, his process, and how he is shaping STC in his mew leadership role. We have met several times and have developed a correspondence. Having been a part of that organization since 1984 to the present, covering a few years leading up to and through the entire duration of the Michael Kahn era, I remain committed to being a part of the new Godwin chapter. However, I certainly am relieved to know that the safety of the artists and patrons is the primary impetus for the decision.
I know this crisis will effect the so-called “gig’ economy, of which we “working stiffs” are a part, for many months. I certainly wish everyone health and safety in the trying days before, and pray for strength. patience, and caring for each other. How will we be different? All I know is that life is precious. Peace. And God speed.