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September 23, 2015

Inland Valley Repertory Theatre Celebrates 25 Years

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Claremont, CA – Where were you in September 1990? That was the year that President George H.W. Bush and Soviet President Gorbachev met in Helsinki to discuss the Persian Gulf crisis, the first Pizza Hut opened in the People’s Republic of China and, closer to home, the Inland Valley Repertory Theatre (IVRT) was founded by Donna Marie and Frank Minano.


This year on September 29, IVRT celebrates its twenty-fifth anniversary with a party at the Candlelight Pavilion, where the company has performed since 2008. Claremont residents Gloria Slosberg, David and Ahlene Welsh and Kay Koeth, all subscribers since 1990, remember the early days of IVRT. “Productions were held in different locations then,” said Gloria Slosberg. “It has been thrilling to witness IVRT’s growth in popularity through the quality theatrical productions they present.” 


Inland Valley Repertory Theatre has become a critically acclaimed regional theater company, garnering widespread honors for its theatrical works. A non-profit arts organization seeking to entertain, educate, enlighten and employ great people through great theatre art, IVRT receives funding from the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, the Claremont Community Foundation, and from private and individual donors.


For season tickets or more information about productions, refer to the website at www.ivrt.org or telephone (909) 859-4878.




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Special thanks to our conference host, Copper Mountain College!




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Special thanks to Copper Mountain College for our hosting the conference this year!









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