With the recent announcement that Broadway will not resume production until June, 2021, we are closely monitoring national developments with COVID, any potential vaccine, and audience surveys about when people will feel comfortable returning to intimate theatres like ours.


We’re still planning on producing our 2021 season, knowing that there are a lot of variables out of our control this far out.  As always, we’ll keep you updated periodically as we begin to have a better idea of how all this will play out.  


In the meantime, keep in mind:  No industry in the country has been hit harder than theatre.  Congress may be set to bail out the airlines to save jobs – but no one is talking about bailing out actors, directors, designers and all the other support personnel who make theatre happen.  99% of all actors are out of work.  99% of all theatre designers and directors have lost all their future employment, because all the theatres that hire them have shut down.  Many have already been forced to leave the industry.  The national economic impact of having to shut down the theatre industry is as broad as shutting down other major industries (yes, even like the airlines), but Congress is not addressing that even as they work to stabilize other specific industries.  


If you know a theatre artist that’s struggling, or a professional, non-profit theatre company that’s struggling, keep them in mind as you consider your resources and your ability to make year-end donations.  Even if you prefer to donate to another theatre other than ours, we encourage you to give what you can!  Most of us are going to need it, and we greatly appreciate your support.  There’s always a “Donate” button on our website (and on most other theatre’s websites!).


We’re committed to being here for this area, no matter what it takes.  


HOW CAN YOU HELP?  There's a DONATE button just below, if you are in a position to make a donation.  In November, we'll be mailing all those in our data base our annual Fall Appeal - that will be our last fundraiser for this year.

On behalf of our Board and myself, thank you for your support.


Bill Lelbach

Artistic & Managing Director

Chenango River Theatre

TO DONATE - just follow these steps: 


2.  When the window pops up, put your amount in the "PRICE" window (ON THE LEFT).

3.  Click on "Check Out With PayPal" EVEN if you're going to use a credit card.

4.  When the Paypal window opens, JUST CLICK on "Pay with Debit or Credit Card" and follow the prompts.


Distinctive Theatre in the Southern Tier

The greater Binghamton area’s only theatre company under annual contract with

Actors’ Equity Association, the union for professional actors and stage managers in the U.S.

Incident At Our Lady Of Perpetual Help - 2019

Box Office:  607-656-8499 (TIXX)  Administration:  607-656-8778  



Mailing address:  PO Box 584  Greene, NY  13778            Physical address:  991 State Highway 12, Greene, NY  13778

Chenango River Theatre’s season is made possible in part by the New York State Council on the Arts

with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

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