Fox Valley Repertory Receives Capital Improvement Grant

Fox Valley Repertory Receives Capital Improvement Grant

Fox Valley Repertory has announced that the Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley awarded a capital improvement grant for the purchase of eight new frequency-based hearing devices and ten Shure wireless microphones to improve their hearing amplification needs.

The grant helped Fox Valley Rep to supply their patrons with a one-ear device that allows for a strong, clear signal from the microphones while still allowing the patron to hear their surroundings with their other ear. Ultimately, it will provide for the complete professional and quality experience Fox Valley Rep strives to give their patrons every time they visit the theater.

Karen Kirkby and Ralph Tovar of Bartlett were the first theater patrons to use the new system while attending a recent performance of Nunsense, and they were impressed with the quality of the amplification.

"The ear piece is very comfortable to wear, and I could hear the actors and music perfectly," said Karen.

"It's very easy to use," added Ralph. "I think other patrons will enjoy the ease of this system as much as I did. And the show was great, too!"

The Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley is a non-profit philanthropic organization that administers individual charitable funds from which grants and scholarships are distributed to benefit the citizens of the Greater Aurora Area, the Tri-Cities and Kendall County Illinois. The Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley is located in Aurora, IL; more information can be found at their website www.communityfoundationfrv.org/.

Fox Valley Repertory (FVR) is a not-for-profit performing arts company based in St. Charles, IL dedicated to entertaining, enriching and educating lives in the Fox Valley Area. As one of the largest, professional arts organization in the area, FVR strives to present outstanding productions and provide exceptional education programs through the FVR Performing Arts Academy.

Next on the mainstage is Fox Valley Rep's production of Cheaper by the Dozen, an American memoir family comedy playing March 27 through May 18, featuring 13 cast members, and includes the professional debut of several FVR Performing Arts Academy students.

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