by: Keith Herrmann and Barry Harman
The show is composed of two acts linked only by the common theme of love and one song performed in both acts. The first, The Little Comedy, is based on a short story by Arthur Schnitzler and explores the budding relationship between two people who have adopted personas other than their own. Set in late 19th century Vienna, it focuses on Josefine, a demimonde weary of the social life provided by her upper class lovers, and wealthy playboy Alfred, who has tired of a seemingly endless round of inconsequential affairs. She assumes the guise of a working class woman, while he pretends to be a struggling poet, and the two meet while enjoying their new identities. Whether or not they can survive a weekend in the country with their usually glamorous trappings replaced by inedible food, bad wine, swarming insects, and total boredom is the question to be answered. Summer Share, the second act based on Jules Renard's 1898 play Le pain de ménage, is updated to the late 1980s and set in The Hamptons, where two married couples in their thirties are spending the season in a rented cottage. Sam, who is married to Barb, and Monica, who is married to Lenny, find themselves gradually progressing from harmless flirtation to the serious possibility of an illicit affair.
**Some mature themes. For more information, contact the box office.
Runs: July 12, 20, 25, Aug 2, 6,12, 18, 22
The Redlands Theatre Festival is a summer repertory company residing in Prospect Park since the 1970’s and is the oldest outdoor theatre series in the Inland Empire.
Cliff Cabanilla, retired Crafton Hills College theatre arts professor, is the founding director of RTF and oversees the event each summer. Each year, Cabanilla recruits some of the finest theatre talent in the area to participate in RTF performances. Actors for the productions include professionals and students. Six plays are produced simultaneously using a small core of actors and technicians to fulfill all necessary roles. Each of the plays, which are staged repeatedly throughout the two-month run of the Festival, offer a unique variety only found in repertory theatre.
Come up and enjoy a show under the stars in beautiful Prospect Park.
Season runs July 11 through August 23
9 TO 5 THE MUSICAL
OTHER DESERT CITIES
LOVE LOSS AND WHAT I WORE
Box Office: Telephone: 909-792-0562
Mail: PO BOX 8055, Redlands, Ca 92375
Season Tickets - $85.00 - $105.00
General Tickets - $20.00
Groups of 20 or more - $15.00
Student Rush - $16.00 (with valid id 15 minutes before curtain)
Season Ticket holders may buy additional tickets for $16
Group discounts have to be made in advance.
Children under the age age 5 are not admitted to our plays
For more information contact the RTF ticket office.
Curtain is 8:30 Nightly