The coronavirus hurts historic outdoor play ‘Ramona’

“The show must go on!” was a statement made in The Morning Republican in Scranton, Pennsylvania, in 1875. But, the more recent saying, “The show must go wrong,” is unfortunately what has happened with the “Ramona” pageant outdoor play being canceled this year because of the novel coronavirus. The Ramona Amphitheater board, the actors, stage hands and hundreds of local extras were devastated when Lori Van Arsdale, past president of president of the board, announced at the Hemet City Council meeting and on Facebook that the historic “Ramona” play would be canceled for only in the fourth time in its history for fear of spreading the coronavirus. “With a very heavy heart we announce that we have to cancel our beloved ‘Ramona’ pageant due to the coronavirus issues. W
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