In addition to the COVID-19 Mitigation Plan, the Board has developed the following Protocols for keeping patrons and members safe.  These protocols will apply to A Hunting Shack Christmas, be updated as needed, and posted to the Barn website.

The day BEFORE every performance an email will be sent to each ticket holder from Audience View to remind them of their show date and time and to reinforce that masks will be required for the performance.

Patron and Member Mask Requirements: ALL patrons and ALL members interacting with patrons during and after the show (door greeters, ushers, 50/50, box office, director, producer, stage manager if in lobby, etc.) will be required to wear masks throughout the run.

FP logo masks will be available to all members working the show to identify staff. The masks are cotton jersey and are probably best worn over another mask. (Preferably you can purchase one for $10. If you do not want to purchase one, you will be given one.)

Door Greeters wearing Farmington Players branded masks will require everyone entering the Barn to wear a mask.  Greeters will have disposable masks available for patrons if needed.

Ushers: The house will open by 7:15, and ushers will encourage patrons to take their seats promptly — both pre-show and at intermission — rather than congregate in the lobby. One usher should check the date is correct on the ticket. There is no need to tear the ticket. Note: Many more patrons are printing their tickets at home with our new box office system. The other usher is to give out programs and to guide patrons to the correct seat location if help is needed.

Ushers are not expected to be mask police. If any mask issues arise after the patron enters the theater, they should be addressed by the Board member(s) that will be on hand for every performance. (Board member(s) will identify themselves to ushers upon arrival at Barn.)

Pre-show live onstage Welcome back to the theater speech: At each performance, director Jason Wilhoite will provide a final reminder about mask wearing, followed by a show-specific taped curtain speech.

Concessions will be staffed by one person per show who will set out self-serve water bottles with a donation basket at the will call window. No food or coffee will be served at intermission. The concessions person can assist with will call tickets.

50/50: Raffle ticket sales will occur only at a table in the lobby, but not in the house, and continue through intermission.

Post Show: We will NOT have a cast meet-and-greet receiving line in the lobby immediately after the show. After the house and lobby clears, cast members can come out into the lobby to greet friends. Opening and closing night parties: any guests, or members staying for party, must be vaccinated and show vaccination card to Kristi.

Common sense: If you don’t feel well or have cold symptoms, even if you’ve been vaccinated, you should not be in the theatre. If you are in the cast or crew, and feel sick, you should get a rapid COVID self-test before coming to rehearsal or a show. If you have a positive COVID test, you need to quarantine for 10 days before returning to the theater. If a cast member cannot get cleared in time, we might have to cancel shows.