Inland Valley Repertory Theater Company (IVRT) has announced its 2014 season, which will include a special production of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream*. The company performs on Tuesdays and Wednesdays on the stage of the Candlelight Pavilion in Claremont.
“Because we perform on their dark nights,” says Donna Marie Minano, co-founder and executive director, “we work on the set of the show they are currently doing, and modify it to make it work for our production. For example, we presented Romeo and Juliet to full houses last fall on the set of Sweeney Todd. This season we are presenting A Midsummer Night’s Dream on October 1, 7, 8, 14 &15.”
IVRT received a $17,000 grant from the Los Angeles County Arts Commission to continue its mission of presenting high quality local theatrical productions to promote the talents of aspiring actors of all ages. The grant is awarded based on an assessment of artistic achievement, administrative strength, and fiscal stability. “This grant presents an exciting opportunity for IVRT to continue to attract top talent and produce great theater,” adds Minano.
The 2014 season schedule also includes Arsenic and Old Lace (Feb/March), Gypsy (April) and Songs for a New World (August). “Talk Back Tuesdays” will feature discussions with the director and cast members prior to the Tuesday performances. For tickets, full schedule and more information, visit www.ivrt.org.
*Actors wishing to audition for A Midsummer Night’s Dream, directed by Terre Gunkel, will find audition information on IVRT’s website at www.ivrt.org/auditions.php.