“Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction,

faithful in prayer.”

These wise words were written by the Apostle Paul nearly 2,000 years ago. Those words are steeped in insight and encouragement for us today in 2020.

We at Tabard are grateful for the continued support and encouragement from our patrons. We are all in this together, and we recognize nearly every business, every family, has been seriously affected.

Like other arts groups, it is impossible to cancel one week of performances, even more so multiple weeks of performances, without creating serious and lasting hardships for the company as well as for our staff and artists.

We are story-tellers, arts-makers. We do this with and for our community. As a people, storytelling is a thread in our community fabric. There is healing within storytelling and within community.

As such, we are exploring all options and opportunities to bring exciting and meaningful programming to you virtually as well as bringing back to Tabard’s stage the outstanding one-man show Looking over the President’s Shoulder, starring James Creer.

A proverb from the Old Testament reminds us that “Where there is no vision, the people perish.”

Based on the government’s information and guidelines currently in place, it is Tabard’s hope and vision to present James Creer in Looking over the President’s Shoulder May 1 – 17 this year and to re-schedule performances of our production of The Secret Garden for June/July this summer. For President’s Shoulder, we will be keeping the audience to a maximum of 43 to meet the requirements for number of people in a room and to allow required social distance.

If you are a ticket-holder to one or both of these productions, please email us to transfer your tickets to a future performance of these productions. All move fees are waived.

As a non-profit organization that relies heavily on ticket revenue for its sustenance, if you have tickets to President’s Shoulder or Secret Garden and know for sure that you won’t be able to attend a future performance, we deeply hope you will donate your tickets back to Tabard as a tax-deductible donation rather than asking for a refund.

With this kind of support from folks like you in our community, Tabard will still be part of the community when COVID-19 is an experience of the past. Together, as a community, we can strengthen the fabric of Tabard’s future to ensure Tabard is here for you and the community when life returns to “normal.”

Staff is working diligently to ensure Tabard’s tomorrow as we sincerely and humbly ask you to support Tabard today in any way you can, including with your patience and generous spirit.

Donations may be made here.