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Saint Vincent Summer Theatre offers special trolley trip for “Unnecessary Farce”

Saint Vincent Summer Theatre offers special trolley trip for “Unnecessary Farce”

by Public Relations | May 29, 2024

LATROBE, PA – The Saint Vincent Summer Theatre, in cooperation with the Be My Neighbor Committee, is offering a special, one-night event that combines the charm of a leisurely trolley ride with the thrills of live theatre.Trolley adventure flyer

Trolley service will be available from downtown Latrobe for the June 25 performance of “Unnecessary Farce” in the Performing Arts Center, located in the Robert S. Carey Student Center on the Saint Vincent College campus.

The trolley will pick up patrons at 6:30 p.m. at the Memorial Stadium parking lot (131 Irving Avenue in Latrobe) and will return them to the same spot immediately after the show. “Unnecessary Farce” lasts approximately two hours.

The cost of $15 per person includes one theatre ticket and round-trip trolley transportation.

Seating is limited and the deadline to sign up is June 15. To reserve a spot, contact Maria Meyers at 724-805-2268 or

“We are pleased to offer this unique opportunity for local theatregoers,” said Jeff Mallory, C’06, G’13, executive vice president and chief operating officer of Saint Vincent College. “Events such as this will form a stronger bond between the College and the community—creating a more integrated, supportive and collaborative environment for students, residents and local businesses. We look forward to what will be a memorable night out for everyone.”

Mallory is chairman of the Be My Neighbor Committee, a group of local leaders who are working to revitalize the region and strengthen ties between the College and the Latrobe community.


About the Be My Neighbor Committee

Backed by a grant from the Richard King Mellon Foundation, the committee is comprised of officials from Saint Vincent College, the city of Latrobe, the Greater Latrobe School District, Independence Health, the Latrobe Community Revitalization Program and the Latrobe Foundation. Representatives from the Greater Latrobe-Laurel Valley Chamber of Commerce and other business owners and professionals also are involved.

The committee’s priorities include connecting downtown Latrobe with Legion-Keener Park, creating a public GIS map of outdoor recreation areas within the city, rehabbing houses and increasing owner-occupied homes, and boosting business assistance and economic development.


About the Saint Vincent Summer Theatre

Winner of 15 regional theatre awards, “Unnecessary Farce” by Paul Slade Smith is a comedy about two undercover cops trying to nab a crooked politician. Hilarity ensues amid confusion as to who's in which room, who's being videotaped, who's taken the money, who's hired a hit man and why the accountant keeps taking off her clothes.

The Saint Vincent Summer Theatre’s 2024 season consists of “The Marvelous Wonderettes” (now through June 2), “Unnecessary Farce” (June 25 through June 30) and “Cheek to Cheek: Irving Berlin in Hollywood” (July 16 through July 21). For more information and tickets for all shows, visit or call (724) 537-8900.


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