Records of the Del Rey Players, a dramatic society at Loyola Marymount University, are housed in the University Archives at the William H. Hannon Library. The Library decided to digitize a portion of the collection to highlight the second oldest continual student organization on campus (aside from the Loyolan). The playbills in this digital collection tell the story of a group that steadily expanded its numbers, repertoire, and audience over the years, and were selected for this reason.
The Del Rey Players is a dramatic society at the LMU which was created in 1932 to give Loyola students the opportunity to be involved in all aspects of the production process in a completely student-run atmosphere. Participation in the society is open to all majors on campus and not limited to Theater Arts Majors.
Throughout the following decades, the student run organization would stage plays in renowned Los Angeles performance venues including the Wilshire Ebell Theatre, and Carthay Circle Theatre. In 1971, the Players transformed a classroom into the Wine Cellar Theater, which became their home.
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For research consultations about and access to the primary source material please contact the Department of Archives and Special Collections at 310.338.5710 or Special.Collections@lmu.edu.