As previously reported in The Times, David Emmes has been exploring the prospect of an SCR tour of the Far East. Now that he's back from Singapore, Hong Kong and Tokyo, he says a tour is more probable than ever.
The idea had been gestating for "roughly a year," he said. It was spurred by Susan Whitten, a member of SCR's support guild who has overseas business interests and told officials of the Singapore Festival of Arts about the theater.
Emmes estimates that it will cost "roughly $100,000" to take a production to Singapore in the third week of June, 1990. The government-sponsored festival has offered to put up $50,000. In addition, officials have indicated that free air fares and hotel accommodations could be arranged.
"We are hopeful we can raise another $50,000 from multinational corporations that are based in California and have not heretofore supported us," Emmes said.