It is with a heavy heart, we bring this news from Artistic Director, Brendan Simon:

“As you know, the Omicron variant is highly contagious and continues to rapidly spread worldwide. It is shuttering Broadway shows and many special events. It is canceling thousands of foreign and domestic flights. It is disrupting safe ways to gather. Bay Area cases are accelerating. And at T1, we received information about a possible COVID exposure within the cast and crew.

In service of everyone’s health and safety and in accordance with the clear, science-based instruction and information expressed by the CDC, Actor’s Equity, and local health officials, we are making the extremely difficult decision to postpone our production of Balikbayan Box. We want to take a moment and honor the work of cast and crew. Jeffrey, Michelle, Louel, Jed, Lynie, Dave, Josh, Stephanie, Randy, Jon – we can’t wait to get you back as soon as it is safe to continue your amazing work. We want you all to know that this is a delay, not a goodbye. We will be reaching out to our patrons and ticket holders with more information as soon as we have settled on new dates for this production.

Like so many small theatre companies struggling to remain financially healthy during these uncertain times, COVID has forced us to streamline in other ways. In addition to postponing our season opener we also eliminated two part-time staff positions for the time being: creative consultant and marketing.

Thank you for supporting TheatreFIRST and all of the Bay Area theatre companies who are daring to make art amidst this pandemic. In the meantime, please do all you can to keep yourselves and each other safe and healthy. We hope to see you again very soon for a dynamic season of stories that provoke change, ignite learning and improve community health.”

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