This sad final message was posted on East Side Players' website. It was a message to all customers, participants and volunteers previous and present, was posted on their website.
As East Side Players needed to change their emphasis to what is a very unsure future, they were not positive they would be able to weather this pandemic. The cancellation of their season was a large economic worry for them. Without the income from their final program and also their spring membership drive, they would not have the ability to cover their yearly costs. They were in a place they never ever wished to be in, having to make a decision they never thought they would have to make.
As all various other theatre businesses have actually done, they too had cancelled the rest of their 2019-2020 period program of, Shakespeare in Love. They thanked their East York players and crew for their devotion and dedication as well as their desire to persevere regardless of the extremely tough conditions.
It is for that reason with great sorrow and a heavy heart that they had to reveal that they had no choice but to shut East Side Players down. They did not make that decision easily however felt it was the most fiscally prudent decision given current and unpredictable future conditions.
They took that opportunity to thank each and every client, participant, volunteer, and also fan of live theatre for their continued assistance throughout the years. They would not have actually been as effective as they were without everyone's commitment. They will certainly not forget that for over 50 years, East Side Players had given interesting as well as budget-friendly enjoyment in addition to chances for area members to participate and get involved in the making of live theatre magic.