Habersham Community Theater to reopen in June

The curtain will soon rise again on the Habersham Community Theater. HCT board president Bob Warren announced today the Clarkesville-based theater will reopen to live performances in June.

The first play to hit the stage in nearly a year will be The Odd Couple, Female Version. The play is scheduled for June 10-13 and June 17-20.

Warren says the Executive Order Gov. Brian Kemp issued on April 30, lifting social distancing restrictions for live venues, paved the way so the show can go on.

“Under previous orders, it was not feasible to offer live theatre at HCT because of our venue’s limitations for social distancing,” Warren explains in a newsletter. “For those in our community that are comfortable returning, we are thrilled to offer live theatre once again.”

HCT has not yet announced its full 2021-2022 season line-up, but Warren says they will “very soon.”

The local theater went dark last July amid tightening COVID-19 restrictions and heightened public health concerns. The theater pushed back its 2020-2021 season and taped a one-hour Christmas variety show that it posted to YouTube in December.

A theater representative will contact ticket holders for last year’s postponed performance of The Odd Couple to confirm their reservations for the upcoming June performances. Any remaining tickets will go on sale starting Friday, May 7. You may purchase tickets online through the HCT website.

Warren says the theater company is “beyond thrilled” to resume its mission of delivering live theatre to Northeast Georgia.

“I want to thank all of you who have supported us through these unprecedented times; your unwavering support is greatly appreciated,” he offers before saying the words local theatergoers have long longed to hear…”HCT is back!”

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