Cortland Repertory Theatre details “49th and 1/2” summer season

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Cortland Repertory Theatre has issued updates regarding its summer season at Dwyer Park.

“We are all very excited to announce that we WILL be having a summer season this year, although it will be decidedly different from anything we’ve done before,” said Producing Artistic Director Kerby Thompson. “In fact, for (hopefully) one year only, CRT will somewhat change our name – to Cortland Repertory Tent!”

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CRT’s technical crew is building a temporary outdoor stage on the east side of the Pavilion — to the left when looking from the parking lot — with the beautifully restored Pavilion as a backdrop.

Audience members will be seated under an open-sided tent in socially-distanced “seating squares” of two, three or four people. (See the seating chart below)

“It will be a new experience for all of us, but we are excited to take on this challenge, and hope that you will come along for the ride,” Thompson added. “We are very thankful for the support of the Cortland County Highway and Building & Grounds Departments in this new endeavor in Dwyer Park. We are also working closely with the Cortland Health Department to keep everything as safe as possible for everyone.”

Because the summer season will be smaller and shorter than usual, CRT won’t celebrate what’s technically their 50th Anniversary like they originally hoped. Thus, their officially dubbing this year the “49th 1/2 Season.”

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