Russell Springs, KY – In an effort to help keep its volunteers and patrons healthy during the recent coronavirus pandemic, the Russell County Arts Council has made necessary changes to its 2020 season slate of productions at the Historic Star Theater.
“The Russell County Arts Council regretfully announces the postponement of Fairytale Courtroom, scheduled for April 2020. We will have no performance in April,” said Arts Council President David Smith. “Any risk is too great for our patrons, cast and crew.”
Fairytale Courtroom, a children’s theater production, will tentatively be rescheduled for August. Directed by Kasey Hoskins of Russell Springs, the play features approximately 40 area children and teens. Additionally, some plans are under way for different performance in June.
“We have some plans and possibilities for a performance in June but the virus will dictate if and what kind of performance we have,” Smith said.
While the details of the 2020 season are currently dependent upon the impact the coronavirus has on the community, one thing is certain. The effort and dedication of Hoskins, her cast and crew are not unnoticed and their willingness to refocus their efforts for the well-being of volunteers and patrons is appreciated.
“We give great thanks and appreciation to Kasey Hoskins, her cast and crew for their work in preparing to open this month,” Smith said. “We will save our applause for a later date.”
Dependent upon the impact of COVID-19 in the area this summer, details of a performance scheduled for June will be announced accordingly.