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ACT cancels final two shows of season

Due to the global COVID-19 pandemic and to ensure the health and safety of its patrons, actors and volunteers, the Albert Lea Community Theatre board of directors has canceled the remaining two shows for its 2019-20 season: “Doublewide, Texas” and “Willy Wonka,” according to a press release. ACT plans to include the shows as part of next season’s four-show schedule, with dates and more information to be announced later this summer.

Patrons who have tickets to “Doublewide, Texas” and/or “Willy Wonka” from their originally scheduled dates have several options:

• Donate the value of your tickets. ACT is a local nonprofit organization. Your ticket purchase is a tax-deductible contribution, which plays a critical role in the sustainability of the community theater, the release stated. By not requesting a refund or credit for next season, you are donating the value of your ticket purchase to ACT.

• Hold your tickets as a credit for next season. Anyone purchasing 2020-21 season tickets (available later this summer) may use their current tickets for “Doublewide, Texas” and “Willy Wonka” as a credit for next season — meaning their season ticket would be half price. Retain your printed tickets and include them with your 2020-21 season ticket form.

• Request a refund. Call the box office at 507-377-4371 and leave a message with your contact information. Box office volunteers may receive a high volume of calls, and will respond as soon as possible.

“When our world returns to its new normal, know that ACT is committed to our community and providing local arts and entertainment for everyone to enjoy,” the release stated.

Additional information and updates will continue to be provided in the coming months through the ACT website, social media, email and other communications channels.