DULUTH, Minn. – Friday was a big day at the NorShor Theater in Duluth, as it was the opening night of the Duluth Playhouse’s first full production since the start of the pandemic.

The actors and the team of the Playhouse stage Monty Python Spamalot production, which they were originally scheduled to play in March 2020.

That was, of course, when the world came to a halt as the pandemic spread. Thus, for a year and a half, the decor and costumes of the Monty Python have remained in the theater, frozen in time.

Now, everything is coming back to life for the start of the new season of the Playhouse and once again welcoming an audience at full capacity for the first time since the start of the pandemic.

“We’re just thrilled to be bringing the audience safely back to the theater for a laugh,” said Wes Drummond, the new executive director of Duluth Playhouse. “I think it’s kind of the perfect show right now. It mixes high and low comedy, but it’s an escape for sure.

The Duluth Playhouse is inspired by what many Broadway productions are currently doing.

They will ask you to show proof that you have been vaccinated, along with your ID, or that you have had a COVID test that came back negative within 72 hours of the show you are attending. This is part of the Playhouse’s partnership with Essentia Health.

Monty Python Spamalot will take place at the NorShor Theater from September 17th to October 3rd.

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