Councilwoman Gloria Molina of East Los Angeles fears that the Los Angeles Festival will be community-indifferent and even somewhat snobby ("Festival Wins Vote, Not Debate," by Judith Michaelson, Aug. 29).
We could , of course, always dredge up some local talent (from among, say, the many ever-available Fringe Festival groups), or do some home-grown theater, perhaps, of the level of "No Stinking Badges"--an effort, ironically, that did not seem to overly grab the community it was written for.
But she's probably right.
Why should the community have to extend itself to consider a production of a play by August Strindberg (a virtual Los Angeles unknown) even though, all right, it is a great one, mounted by a great director and in a foreign language not one of our own?
Let's face it, we should have what we want. So pop another one, boys, and Gloria, baby, turn on the VCR.