Trinity Rep pauses ‘A Christmas Carol’ due to COVID-19 outbreak

TRINITY REPERTORY COMPANY has canceled five performances of
TRINITY REPERTORY COMPANY has canceled five performances of "A Christmas Carol" due a COVID-19 outbreak. / COURTESY TRINITY REPERTORY COMPANY

PROVIDENCE – Trinity Repertory Company has paused its performances of “A Christmas Carol” through at least next Tuesday due to a COVID-19 outbreak affecting cast members.

The company has had five confirmed COVID-19 cases within one week, said Katie Liberman, Trinity Repertory’s executive director, which meets the Actors’ Equity Association’s standards for a required pause.

The cancellation affects five shows this week: One on Thursday night, two on Friday and two on Saturday.

The theater company announced the cancellations on social media Thursday afternoon, posting on its Facebook page, “While we’ve been able to continue some of our performances, thanks to the support of our amazing understudies, unfortunately that’s not possible at this time.”

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The company’s ticket office will contact those who purchased tickets for canceled performances through Trinity, the announcement stated. Those who purchased tickets elsewhere were asked to contact the source.

Trinity Repertory has held annual performances of “A Christmas Carol” since 1977, using the event to collect donations for the Rhode Island Community Food Bank.

The theater company said it hopes to resume performances next Wednesday, Dec. 28. “A Christmas Carol” runs through Jan. 1.

Jacquelyn Voghel is a PBN staff writer. You may reach her at 


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