The festival -- which opens Friday -- recently received a donation of new lighting equipment valued at
The donation was spearheaded by
"(The new) state-of-the-art equipment (will) make the plays look better, the sets look better and the technicians are having a great time working with the equipment," said
The donation, Cabanilla continued, had been in the making for a while, but Pope had to make sure 4Wall was on board with the idea.
"We were happy that they were able to do this along with the people who own the company," Cabanilla said. "They were just wonderful, absolutely fantastic."
The new equipment, which was picked up in
According to the festival, Pope's donation was a way to "pay it forward" to a program that "helped him set a course on a career in the theatrical lighting industry," the release said.
"I am truly thankful to work for an employer that understands the value and importance of community theatre," Pope said in the release. "Programs such as RTF are a starting point for many of us to begin careers in entertainment, be it on stage or behind the scenes."
Six plays and one concert on
Performances of "9 to 5," "Romance Romance," "Through Wonderland," "Other Desert Cities, "The Underpants" and "Love, Loss and What I Wore" will be held on selected nights today through
Single tickets are
Tickets are available at the Redlands Theatre Box Office at
To learn more, visit rtfseason.com.
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