Gainesville Theatre Alliance Postpones Spring Shows

The Arabian Nights and The Laramie Project will be rescheduled

Speakeysie News Desk 4/5/2020


In light of ongoing developments resulting from the coronavirus (COVID-19) and recent campus restrictions of both Brenau University and the University of North Georgia, Gainesville Theatre Alliance has made the difficult decision to postpone the previously scheduled April productions of The Arabian Nights and The Laramie Project. This action is designed to safeguard audience members, performers, and staff.

The March 24 Stage Tour of The Arabian Nights is canceled, and the show will be reprogrammed into the April slot of GTA’s 2020-21 season. Patrons with tickets to The Arabian Nights will be receiving a letter regarding their options. The GTA box office is closed due to teleworking conditions for the UNG-Gainesville campus. Box office staff will be checking messages and returning calls and ask for patience while they handle this unusual situation. 

GTA’s Discovery Series production of The Laramie Project is rescheduled for late August. More details on this event will follow.

In a letter to patrons, GTA Artistic and Managing Director Jim Hammond said, “Our theatre is the “Gathering Place” where we come together to celebrate the spirit of our community. Our greatest disappointment is the inability to deliver that vital service at this time, but this too shall pass.” Gainesville Theatre Alliance’s 41st season will be announced in the coming weeks.


Gainesville Theatre Alliance is a nationally-acclaimed collaboration between the University of North Georgia, Brenau University, theatre professionals, and the Northeast Georgia community. A professional theatre attached to two college theatre programs, GTA provides education through collaboration and creates quality theatrical experiences that educate, inspire, enrich, and unite. GTA produces seven productions a year; four mainstage shows, two Discovery series productions, and one Theatre for Young Audiences show, produced by GTA’s TYA division, WonderQuest.  Gainesville Theatre Alliance is currently celebrating its 40th season. For more information, visit

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