This just isn’t the year for theater, folks. 4th Wall Theatre Company became the latest Houston company to make changes to its upcoming 2020-2021 season when it announced Monday morning that it will be delaying the start of its 10th anniversary season until the beginning of next year.
Lucky for us, the upcoming season is still mostly intact. Pulitzer Prize-winning drama Between Riverside and Crazy, originally scheduled for March of this year and then delayed until September, will now kick off the new season in January 2021. The anniversary season will then continue with the Houston premieres of A Doll’s House Part 2 and The Lifespan of a Fact, though there is no news on when exactly those performances will be.
“We believe that there is no substitute for live, in-person theatre,” co-artistic directors Kim Tobin-Lehl and Philip Lehl said in a statement, “and as it is our mission to produce extraordinary professional theatrical experiences, we are not willing to migrate our season to a virtual stage.”
That being said, 4th Wall is also developing several virtual projects and “investigating the production of plays written specifically for the digital format,” according to the release. This won’t be 4th Wall’s first online endeavor. The company has spent this socially distanced summer taking fans behind the curtain with its virtual Beyond the 4th Wall series of one-on-one conversations with theater professionals.
4th Wall Updated 2020–2021 Season
Between Riverside and Crazy: January 2021
A Doll’s House Part 2: TBD
The Lifespan of a Fact: TBD