|September 27, 2017|
Souvenir, a play by Stephen Temperley based on the life of Florence Foster Jenkins, is presented by the Inland Valley Repertory Theatre company at the Candlelight Pavilion in Claremont. Wednesday September 27 at 2PM (*new time) and 7:30 PM. Tickets are $35. IVRT’s annual Season Announcement Party, included in the ticket price, will take place in between performances at 5:00pm. To purchase tickets for the show, visit www.ivrt.org or call 909/859-4878.
The production is directed by Frank Minano and featuring Tracy Ray Reynolds as Florence Foster Jenkins and IVRT company member Michael Buczynski as Cosme McMoon.
About the Play: Souvenir
Temperley’s two-person play is based on the true life story of Florence Foster Jenkins, an unfortunately terrible soprano, and her mediocre pianist, Cosme McMoon. The unlikely duo team up for over ten years, and their hilariously horrible recitals become the talk of New York, culminating with a sold out show in Carnegie Hall. Regarding the name of the show, Jenkins remarked after listening to her recording of the Queen of the Night aria that when her voice was
no longer strong, the record would make a “great souvenir.”
“There weren’t many voices as bad as Jenkins’. There aren’t many theatrical experiences as good as SOUVENIR.” —Boston Globe.
Online 24/7 www.ivrt.org/tickets
By phone Mon-Fri 9-2; Sat 9-1 (909) 859-4878
In person: Village merchants ticket outlets at Bert & Rocky’s, Aromatique, Rio de Ojas