This summer, the show will not go on.

The Prizery’s board of directors decided to cancel what would have been the 11th season of the organization’s Summer Theatre program as the coronavirus crisis continues to grip the nation.

The board took everything into consideration before making the “heartfelt decision” including guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and the current stay-at-home order by Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam that forbids any gathering of more than 10 people, according to a Prizery news release.

“However, the board along with the staff would like to thank each and every sponsor, donor, patron, person or family that was looking forward to taking part of this momentous summer production,” said Angela Townes-Yancey, managing director of the Prizery. “We pray that you and your families stay safe and blessed through this life altering pandemic.”

The Prizery is “waiting anxiously for the opportunity to open our doors and welcome your smiling faces with our warm hearts,” Townes-Yancey said.

“By any means you are more than welcome to ‘Show Some Love’ by making a donation of any size to continue to help us on our mission to ‘Enrich Lives Through the Arts,’” she said.

To make a donation, visit and use the PayPal option or mail payment to The Prizery, 700 Bruce St., South Boston, Virginia 24592.

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