MARCH 14 GOODMAN THEATER EVENT CANCELLED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS
NABJ-Chicago regrets to inform members who RSVP’d for this Saturday’s NABJCC Night at the Theater, that our viewing of “School Girls; Or, The African Mean Girls Play,” with an In Conversation and African Vendor Fair, has been cancelled by the Goodman, due to the Coronavirus risk. See below.
GOODMAN THEATRE SUSPENDS PERFORMANCES OF “SCHOOL GIRLS; OR, THE AFRICAN MEAN GIRLS” PLAY BY JOCELYN BIOH, STARTING FRIDAY, MARCH 13
(Chicago, IL) In an effort to help mitigate community spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus), Goodman Theatre is suspending performances starting tomorrow (Friday, March 13) until further notice. This action is consistent with the directive of Illinois Governor JB Pritzker and Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot. The suspension affects the current production of School Girls; Or, The African Mean Girls Play by Jocelyn Bioh, directed by Lili-Anne Brown, a Chicago premiere that is currently in previews and was slated to open Monday, March 16-as well as all production-related events.
In a joint statement, Artistic Director Robert Falls and Executive Director Roche Schulfer said, “Goodman Theatre prioritizes the health and safety of our audiences, artists and staff. We hope this action will help the nationwide endeavor to contain this devastating virus. We will continue to monitor this situation as it unfolds and communicate plans for the future. We are grateful for all that our artists and staff have invested in this production, and appreciate our audience and patrons’ understanding and support during these unprecedented times.”
Please watch for our statement regarding the coronavirus impact on our organization’s upcoming activities.
– NABJCC Board of Directors