About CCT

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an unconventional THIRTY-eighth SEASON

Chino Community Theatre is a non-profit organization formed to broaden cultural opportunities within and for the community, with an emphasis on the theatrical setting, and to offer the community an opportunity to experience quality theatre productions.

#1 Community Theatre in the Nation • AACTFest 2009

REGION 8 AACTFest REPRESENTATIVE 1993, 1999, 2009, 2011 and 2019

Inland Valley's Best Live Theatre

2015, 2016 and 2017

Inland Valley's Best Live Entertainment


Chino Champion Readers' Choice Award Best Live Theatre



To tell you part of the plot of Five-Door Farce would mislead you. To tell you more than that would reveal too much. When pressed about the play, I've said the following: It's a tragedy inside a parody of a farce. It's the collision of Noises Off and Six Characters in Search of Author. It's a farce, seriously. Exploring the themes of creation and Creation, gender roles, identity, religion, theater, determinism, and existentialism, it plays with the conventions of farce in a way that fans of farce will love and enemies of farce will appreciate. Oh, and it’s funny. - Robert Merrill, playwright


Tom Davis • Chris Diehl • Cindi East • JoAnn McArdle • Linda Reich

CCT Managing committee

Cindi East • Julie Mort • Debbi Ming • Jeff Deards Jr. • Jill Wanderman

Gracie Arvizu • Chris Diehl • Toni Lynd • Kirk Lane • Doug Rumbaugh

Logo design by Bruce Hutchins
Patty Quiroz, AACTFest representative, Michael Buczynski, Rory Dyer, Kylie Reeves and Gracie Arvizu
Patty Quiroz, Michael Buczynski, Rory Dyer, Kylie Reeves and Gracie Arvizu at AACTFest 2019 in Gettysburg, PA • MARRIAGE PLAY

CCT Represented Region 8 at AACTFest again!

Chino Community Theatre's production of Edward Albee's Marriage Play earned the honor of performing at AACTFest 2019, the National Community Theatre Festival, in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, June 18 - 22.

Chino Community Theatre’s production of Marriage Play was adjudicated by Gil Savage and Dennis Gilmore, and appointed to represent AACT Region VII by AACT Vice President Jim Walker. AACT Region VIII includes Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, and Guam. Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia. Chino Community Theatre presented Marriage Play at AACTFest 2019 on Saturday, June 22, at 2:40pm in Gettysburg’s Majestic Theater. The production stared Rory Dyer and Michael Buczynski and was directed by John Lynd. It was wonderfully received by audiences and adjudicators alike.

AACTFest 2019 was the culmination of a two-year cycle of state and regional theatre AACT festivals and will feature twelve community theatre productions from across the United States and the U.S. Military Services overseas that received top honors in their respective state and regional festivals. These winners represent the best community theatre America has to offer. Performances will start on Tuesday, June 18, in the Majestic Theater and additional activities will be offered in the adjacent Gettysburg Hotel on Lincoln Square in downtown Gettysburg. The AACTFest 2019 National Theatre Festival includes theatre management and youth conferences, a youth theatre festival, educational workshops, top vendor displays, design and monologue competitions, social events, sightseeing, and networking opportunities, all ending with a festival awards presentation.

Each biannual AACTFest is a celebration of theatre and a learning experience for those who take part. AACT provides networking, resources, and support for America’s theatres. AACT represents the interests of more than 7,000 theatres across the United States, including Chino Community Theatre, and its territories, as well as theatre companies with the U.S. Military Services overseas.

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All activities are predicated upon the response to COVID-19 safeguards and AB5 ramifications.