SpeakEasy Stage Company - A Message from Paul Daigneault


20 Mar

I hope that this message finds you healthy and safe wherever you may be. We are all in unchartered territory now, but the good news is that we are all in it together. No matter what each day brings, we still believe deeply in our mission, our strong community, and the power of the arts. So with that in mind, here are a few updates:



The Children

As you may have seen in our last update, our recent production of The Children unfortunately closed last Thursday - three weeks before its scheduled end. Today, we’ve updated the show page on the website with some amazing reviews, and will be posting more fun content about the show.


Our heartfelt gratitude goes out to the disappointed patrons who chose to donate their ticket purchases from cancelled shows back to SpeakEasy - thank you so much for your support!



Bright Star

At this point, we are still hoping to produce Bright Star to close our 2019-2020 Season, but as you can imagine, there are many logistics to consider, not to mention an ever-changing environment. We encourage you to hold on to your tickets, and we will be in touch soon with our plans and options.



Our Spring Gala

We have also had to cancel our Spring Gala which was scheduled for April 3. This was especially disappointing, because we will miss not only the reuniting of the Choir Boy cast, but also the opportunity to celebrate the community impact of Front Porch Arts Collective and the inspired leadership of long-time patron Keith MacDonald.


The good news is that we will still have a Spring Gala — Homestyle! — in the week leading up to the original date (March 27 - April 3). The online event will include a virtual Silent Auction, with many exciting prizes, and an online funding challenge, to inspire you and your network to support our mission and SpeakEasy artists. STAY TUNED for more information!


Finally, I want to reiterate that SpeakEasy’s mission is to produce intimate, entertaining theatre that compels thoughtful conversation and connects our community both on stage and beyond. No matter what, we will continue to create meaningful and thoughtful conversation about the topics that are relevant for our lives today - even if, for now, we will have to do it virtually rather than at the theater.


We promise to stay connected to you - on social media, through email, and on our website. Our staff may be working remotely, but they are united virtually and working hard to both keep the conversations going online and plan for next season and beyond.


So while we may not see you at the theatre for a while, we commit to bringing the conversation to you. We promise to stay in touch, and we hope that you will, too.


With my best wishes,






Paul Daigneault

Producing Artistic Director

SpeakEasy Stage Company

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