The Shaw Festival plans to return to the stage in May with a reduced 2021 season.
Many of the productions originally scheduled for 2020 will now appear as part of the 2021 playbill, the festival announced Wednesday.
“This is an expression of faith. Of course, it is impossible to know what the situation will be next year,” said artistic director Tim Carroll.
“We may have to change our plans again. We will be ready to do so. But we have decided to be optimistic and plan for a season.”
Mindful of pandemic protocols, the Shaw is prepared to perform to reduced-capacity audiences.
The planned 2021 season includes “Gypsy,” “The Devil's Disciple” and “Sherlock Holmes and the Raven's Curse” at the Festival Theatre, “Charley's Aunt” and “Flush” at the Royal George, and “Desire Under the Elms” and “Trouble in Mind” at the Jackie Maxwell Studio Theatre. “A Christmas Carol” and “Holiday Inn” will be staged for the holiday season.