Lacombe’s Cow Patti Theatre is cancelling one of its winter shows because of the quick spread of the Omicron viral variant. (Contributed photo)

Lacombe’s Cow Patti Theatre is cancelling one of its winter shows because of the quick spread of the Omicron viral variant. (Contributed photo)

Spread of Omicron causes pro-active cancellation of Cow Patti’s next production

Another interrupted production run would be financially ‘intolerable,’ states the company

Lacombe’s Cow Patti Theatre is cancelling one of its productions “to ensure the sustainability of our theatre” during the spread of the Omicron variant.

Norm Foster’s On a First Name Basis will no longer be in Cow Patti’s winter season lineup.

This pro-active measure was taken because having to stop another production in the middle of its run would be financially “intolerable,” states a release from Lacombe’s professional theatre company.

Two previous Cow Patti plays had their runs interrupted by COVID restrictions and a lockdown.

Members of the theatre company will instead focus their efforts on the March production of another Foster comedy: Jonas and Barry in the Home (which will run from March 10 to April 3).

There will also be an April Cow Patti show: Sweet Dreams, The Music of Patsy Cline (April 6 to 17). Both of these productions will run at the Tin Roof Event Centre, northeast of Lacombe.

Anyone with paid reservations for the cancelled On a First Name Basis can have their tickets transferred to either of the other Cow Patti productions, or receive a refund.

For more information, please contact Cow Patti.

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