December 6, 2021

Curtain comes down on CRT summer season

Cortland theater group ends season because of coronavirus

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Cortland Repertory Theatre has canceled its entire 2020 summer season, the theater announced Friday in an email.

“The COVID-19 pandemic has gripped us all with concern, not only for ourselves, but for our friends, neighbors and community,” said Kerby Thompson, producing artistic director, in a release. “As always, CRT’s top priority is the health and well-being of our audience and volunteers, not to mention our staff, actors, technicians and musicians who come to us from around the country.”

In addition to the canceled season, all in-person youth workshops, camps and performances have been suspended.

“This is the most important decision this group has ever had to make,” said board President John Folmer.

All postponed shows, concerts and events from the spring have been rescheduled to the fall, starting with the musical quartet “Well Strung” on Sept. 12, Thompson said. More information can be found at

Decisions on rescheduling the summer shows into 2021 have yet to be made.

“We are developing and exploring other exciting entertainment options, including online performances,” Thompson said. “At times like these, the arts are needed more than ever to offer some relief.”

Subscribers or flex pass purchasers willing to donate part or all of their 2020 subscriptions, fully tax-deductible, to help CRT through the upcoming lean months can email the request to