During the June 2 performance of Queens, Emily Madigan dislocated her patella while performing a stunt. Despite excruciating pain, she managed to finish the performance.
Today, she saw the doctor and was told of the dislocation and some additional complications within her knee. As a result, we made the decision to cancel tonight’s performance (Friday, June 3). This was an elementary decision, and one I hope everyone will understand.
While the mind knows the score, the heart still begs to try. Sense rarely aligns with sensibility. Still, my heart hurts for Emily and for Neal and Theo and deVon and Jaya. Their work, along with Heather, Peter, Derek, Heidi and Samantha has made this show something truly wonderful. Something I could not have dreamed alone. This is why we play the game.
We don’t yet know what the show — one predicated so heavily on Emily’s dancing – will look like tomorrow. We do know we want to try. We began building this show together just eight short weeks ago, and now, in the final weekend, we will carry one another across the finish line.
Our final performance of Queens is tomorrow, June 4 at 7:30p.
Thank you for your understanding,