PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — Trinity Repertory Company is pausing its performances of “A Christmas Carol” due to an outbreak of COVID-19 cases among cast members.

Trinity Rep made the announcement via social media last week.

The theater had plans to resume performances on Wednesday, but canceled the shows due to “persistent COVID cases.”

It’s unclear at this time whether shows will resume Thursday.

While this is not how the theater had hoped to celebrate the holiday weekend, Trinity Rep said the safety of its cast, employees and guests is paramount.

Those who have already purchased tickets through Trinity Rep will be contacted directly by the theater’s ticket office.

“We are deeply sorry for any inconvenience this may cause,” the theater said.

“A Christmas Carol” is one of Trinity Rep’s most popular annual performances. The show, now in its 46th year, premiered Nov. 9 and runs through Jan. 1.