May 7, 1992 |
Actors' Equity has turned down a bid by the Vanguard Theatre Ensemble to join with three Orange County theaters in their proposal that the union extend its 99-Seat Plan to their venues. If approved, the three amateur theater companies would be allowed to hire union-professional performers at token wages during a one-year trial period.
October 24, 1992 |
The Vanguard Theatre Ensemble will open its 1993 season with Oscar Wilde's comedy "The Importance of Being Earnest," the group has announced. "Earnest" will play at the ensemble's 68-seat theater from Jan. 7 to Feb. 6. Other plays in the season include: "Equus" by Peter Shaffer (March 4 to April 3); Arthur Miller's "The Crucible" (May 6 to June 5); "Present Laughter" by Noel Coward (July 1-31); Shakespeare's "Othello" (Aug. 26 to Sept.
February 18, 2002
Bahram Nour-Omid has been named chairman of RiverOne, a Westlake Village-based provider of software services to the electronics manufacturing industry. Nour-Omid is currently a senior principal of venture fund Shelter Capital Partners and was founder of StudioXchange. Jean Prewitt, president of AFMA, has been promoted to chief executive of the trade association formerly known as the American Film Marketing Assn. Jim Lefler has been promoted to president and chief operating officer of Andrew L.
April 28, 1992 |
Shakespeare Orange County, a recently formed professional troupe at Chapman University in Orange, raised $2,850 on Sunday at a lecture it sponsored by Charles Vere, Earl of Burford, who claims that his ancestor is the real author of Shakespeare's plays. SOC artistic director Thomas F.
May 5, 1992 |
In one of George Bernard Shaw's mock newspaper interviews to drum up advance word for the 1894 premiere of "Arms and the Man," the playwright was asked whether his new comedy was a skit. "The question proved a most unfortunate one," the reporter noted. "Mr. Shaw positively ground his teeth with rage."