As you are aware in March of this year, we postponed our dinner theatre production Borrowed Time until October due to Covid-19. All ticket purchasers were contacted and given the choice of a full refund or holding on to their tickets for the new production dates. Most chose to hold on to their tickets in the hope that October would see a resolution to Covid-19.
At the same time, the Caught in the Act team set a date of mid-August to review our decision. It seems we have hardly blinked and we are now in mid-August. I am sure you will be not be surprised that the result of that review was the decision to cancel this year’s production.
Our intent is to refund those who wish refunds and provide tax receipts to those who are willing to donate the cost of their tickets to Transcona Memorial United Church general funds.
Over the next few weeks all ticket purchasers will be contacted and provided with their options for reimbursement. Below are the 3 options for you to consider.
- Keep the tickets which contain a $20 charitable receipt and donate the other $25 to Transcona Memorial United Church. If you choose this option, we will need the names and addresses of whomever the $25 charitable receipts for each ticket should be issued to. The Office Administrator at TMUC will mail these to you sometime before year end.
- Keep the tickets which contain a $20 charitable receipt and receive reimbursement for the remaining $25. We will need to know the name and address of whomever the $25 per ticket payment should be sent to.
- Return the tickets (entire ticket including charitable receipt portion) and receive the full $45 payment for each ticket. The easiest way for this to happen is for you to mail the tickets to Transcona Memorial United Church and when we receive the tickets we will mail you a cheque equalling $45 for each ticket.
On behalf of the Caught in the Act Company I would like to thank all of your support of our Dinner Theater and we hope to be back in business as soon as it is safe to do so.
I would also like to personally take this opportunity to thank the council, the congregation and the many volunteers for their unwavering support and commitment to our little group. I would especially like to thank the Caught in the Act cast and crew for all their dedication, hard work, and talent – clearly evident in past productions and in taking this endeavour so far along its journey. To plagiarize and modify a popular saying: Perhaps next year, The Show Can Go On!
Producer (Caught in the Act Company)