Road Less Traveled Postpones until 2021
One Buffalo theater takes a bold step to adjust around the global pandemic
In a letter to "artists, staff, patrons, sponsors, funders, and the Western New York community," Road Less Traveled Productions announced that in consideration of the health and safety of all, they have decided to postpone the re-opening of their physical theater doors until 2021. The Specifics are as follows:
They will be working to provide digital programming for the fall of 2020, which will include live digital performances as well as audio recordings.
They hope that when they re-open in 2021, they will be able to finish the remainder of their 2019-20 season, which was cut short. This would mean the continuation of Hand to God and then the reopening of The Curious Case of the Watson Intelligence. They are also optimistic that they will present their Screen to Stage series with a reading of Beverly Hills Cop, their 10-Minute Play Festival and Buffalo Stories: The Life of Robert Gioia.
Following a re-opening in early 2021, RLTP will shift the originally scheduled 2020-21 season one year forward to begin September 2021 with Murder Ballad. The 2020-21 season will now become the 2021-22 season.
The message continues, "Road Less Traveled Productions has faced many obstacles over the past 5 years and we are truly grateful for the support of our community as we look forward to returning and re-opening our doors at 456 Main Street as soon as we can safely do so. "We appreciate you, we hear you and we want to see you in our home, even if it takes just a little more time. We want to thank you, our entire community, for taking the road less traveled with us for over 17 years. We are continuing to work hard and are excited to again, create and share live theatrical experiences with you. Please know, our journey has only just begun…stay safe and be well. We are Buffalo Strong."
The message is signed by Scott Behrend, artistic director, and Gina Gandolfo, managing director.
2021-2022 Season Info: Patrons who have already subscribed to the 2020-2021 season will automatically have their subscriptions renewed to the 2021-2022 season. Road Less Traveled Productions’ 2021-2022 season will include: Murder Ballad by Juliana Nash and Julia Jordan September 9 – October 3, 2021 Little Women…Now a world-premiere adaptation by Donna Hoke November 18 – December 12, 2021 Tribes by Nina Raines January 13 – February 6, 2022 Breadcrumbs by Jennifer Haley March 3 – 27, 2022 At Home at the Zoo by Edward Albee April 21 – May 15, 2022
For the remainder of 2020 and onwards, RLTP will continue producing its bi-weekly OFF ROAD podcast series with host ensemble member Peter Palmisano. OFF ROAD is available at Podbean and Apple Podcasts. For more information, follow RLTP on their h social media pages or sign up to their mailing list: www.roadlesstraveledproductions.org https://www.facebook.com/RoadLessTraveledProductions/ https://twitter.com/RLTPPLAYS https://www.instagram.com/rltpbuffalo/ Sign up for the mailing list at: https://www.roadlesstraveledproductions.org/contact