Art Center changes time for theater performance due to EEE risk

Aug 7, 2020

MARION — The Art Center theater has reduced the number of performances for its upcoming play, “Good People,” from seven performances to four and changed the time to earlier in the afternoon to decrease the risk of EEE. 

Marion is currently not at high risk for the mosquito-borne virus, which is rare but serious and deadly when contracted. However other towns in Plymouth County are at high risk. 

The play, which is directed by Jacob Sherburne, will run on Aug. 15 and 16, and Aug. 22 and 23 at 4 p.m. There will be no Thursday or Friday performances. 

The afternoon performances should end by 6 p.m., before dark. 

Tickets are $15. In case of rain, dates will not be rescheduled. Guests may choose another date, donate tickets, or receive a refund. Attendees will choose from two seating options, picnic blanket space or lawn chair space. Guests should bring their own blankets or chairs. Guests must also indicate the number of people in a party when registering for the event. No more than six people are allowed in a group.

The art center will space groups according to state safety guidelines. All attendees must follow best practice safety measures, including mask-wearing and social distancing. Guests should wear masks when not seated or if they cannot maintain six feet of distance from others. Guests should arrive no later than 3:45 p.m. to find their seats.

Because the event is on town property, no alcohol will be permitted.  Attendees may bring their own
refreshments, and there will be some sealed, pre-packaged items available on site.

The art center welcomes donations. To purchase tickets,  visit Call or email the Marion Art Center at 508-748-1266 or at with questions.