“Our Town” At Candlelight Pavilion in Claremont
Inland Valley Repertory Theatre company presents OUR TOWN
By Thornton Wilder
Opening Wednesday, September 14, 2011 at 7:30pm
Running Wednesdays at 7:30pm, September 14, 21 & 28
Also Wednesday at 2:30pm, September 28
Claremont, CA – What day would you choose, if you could relive a day from your past? Clever staging and vivid characters make relevant this enduring tale of American life in Thornton Wilder’s play Our Town, produced on Wednesdays, September 14-28 by the Inland Valley Repertory Theatre company (IVRT) at the Candlelight Pavilion. Producing Artistic Director Frank Minano will direct the classic American play Our Town, featuring a talented cast led by Joe Musil as the Stage Manager, Lisa Younger as Emily Webb, and Oscar Gubelman as George Gibbs. 25 tickets for each performance of Our Town are being made available free-of-charge to local high school students, as part of the Inland Valley Repertory Theatre’s ongoing arts and education outreach.
FRANK MINANO (Director) Frank’s directing credits cover two and a half decades of musicals, children’s theatre, dramas and comedies. He just finished Kiss Me, Kate for IVRT. He recently directed A Little Night Music and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof at the Grove, and Steel Magnolias and his adaptation of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol at the Lewis Family Playhouse in Rancho Cucamonga. Other credits include: Mame, The Sunshine Boys, Rumors, Fiddler on the Roof and A Streetcar Named Desire. IVRT was founded by Frank and his wife, Donna Marie in 1990, and they were honored by the City ofRancho Cucamonga with the prestigious Primavera award in both 1990 and 1991 for their contributions to the cultural arts. Frank is a graduate of UC Irvine and South Coast Repertory Theatre’s Professional Conservatory.
Since 1990, INLAND VALLEY REPERTORY THEATRE COMPANY (IVRT) has succeeded in its goal of providing high quality theatrical productions in the community. During its initial ten year run, and now since its successful re-launch in 2007, IVRT has remained true to its vision by consistently producing critically acclaimed, award winning theatrical works which have garnered widespread kudos and honors such as the Rancho Cucamonga Community Foundation’s Primavera Award for outstanding contributions to the arts as well as several Inland Theatre League awards for acting and directing. IVRT formed an alliance in 2007 with the Candlelight Pavilion, and the successful “Wednesdays Just Got Dramatic” concept was born.
WHAT: Our Town
Written by: ThorntonWilder
Produced by: Inland Valley Repertory Theatre, Inc.
Directed by: Frank Minano
Presented by: Inland Valley Repertory Theatre, Inc.
IVRT at the Candlelight Pavilion
455 West Foothill Blvd.
Claremont,CA91711 (Ample free parking)
For Reservations call (909) 626-1254 ext. 1
Opening: September 14, 2011
Running: Wednesdays at 7:30 with a matinee September 28 at 2:30
Closing performance: September 28, 2011
Evening performances tickets are $25
Matinee performance tickets are $22
- Contact box office for special group rates.
- Although dinner is not served at IVRT productions, desserts and bar beverages are available for purchase.
- Doors open 45 minutes prior to curtain.
Description: One of the most performed American plays of the twentieth century, Wilder’s main idea in Our Town is to appreciate life while you are living it. Wilder shows the beauty and reverence of the human experience through everyday events of the people in the fictional town ofGrover’s Corners,New Hampshire, at the turn of the previous century. Narrated by the main character, the “Stage Manager,” the story revolves around Emily Webb, who grows up in the small town, falls in love with and marries George Gibbs, dies giving birth, but is given the chance to come back to revisit her earthly life on the occasion of her twelfth birthday.