I want to first say thanks to everyone who came and saw Macbeth. We were incredibly proud of that production and the amount of interaction we have had with audience members on our Facebook page, email, and Twitter has been amazing, far beyond our other shows.
Now, part of my job as the artistic director of the theater is to ensure the greatest product from our artists and the best experience for our patrons. Last week incredible heat followed by nights of thunder and lightning made for a few exciting performances (if not taxing for the actors). Going into The Bomb-itty of Errors with actors microphoned and surrounded by electronics we had to make a decision about whether or not to remain outside. I had to stay true to those two promises—the best experience with the most exciting product—and to that end I decided to move The Bomb-itty of Errors indoors for the entirety of its run. (Of course, we will now probably have the most beautiful weather Iowa has seen in fifty years!) Ticketing and times will remain the same and our box office and staff are here to make the transition seamless.
There are no easy decisions in running a nonprofit theatre. This includes this one. But it's one I believe in and one I know will allow us to deliver the best version of this piece and therefore the best evening for our patrons possible.