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September 14, 1989 | JAN HERMAN, Times Staff Writer
As theater troupes throughout the county are striding into the fall season with high hopes, a venturesome company in Tustin has found the going tougher than ever. "To quote from a recent production, 'The situation is desperate but not hopeless,' " William J. Durkin, managing director of the LP Repertory, said Wednesday. Audiences have paid so little respect to "Tribute," the current offering at LP Rep's dinner theater, that the Bernard Slade seriocomic play will close Sept.
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March 28, 1990 | RICK VANDERKNYFF, TIMES STAFF WRITER
LP Repertory Theatre came up well short of its fund-raising goal last weekend and will close its storefront dinner theater in Tustin and search for a new location. The company hoped to stave off eviction by staging four benefit performances by Company B, a local variety troupe, said Trisha Andreatta, the company's office administrator. But the shows netted just $800--considerably under its goal of $5,000.
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March 23, 1990 | RICK VANDERKNYFF, TIMES STAFF WRITER
With Tustin's LP Repertory Dinner Theatre on the brink of disaster, Company B hopes to ride to the rescue. Company B, a local 10-person variety troupe, will put on benefit performances of its show "All Night Long" today through Sunday at the financially strapped company's storefront playhouse. LP Repertory, about $80,000 behind on its rent, needs to raise $5,000 to stave off eviction at the end of this month.
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March 23, 1990 | RICK VANDERKNYFF, TIMES STAFF WRITER
With Tustin's LP Repertory Dinner Theatre on the brink of disaster, Company B hopes to ride to the rescue. Company B, a local 10-person variety troupe, will put on benefit performances of its show "All Night Long" today through Sunday at the financially strapped company's storefront playhouse. LP Repertory, about $80,000 behind on its rent, needs to raise $5,000 to stave off eviction at the end of this month.
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March 28, 1990 | RICK VANDERKNYFF, TIMES STAFF WRITER
LP Repertory Theatre came up well short of its fund-raising goal last weekend and will close its storefront dinner theater in Tustin and search for a new location. The company hoped to stave off eviction by staging four benefit performances by Company B, a local variety troupe, said Trisha Andreatta, the company's office administrator. But the shows netted just $800--considerably under its goal of $5,000.
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March 31, 1989
Former Rams defensive back Johnny Johnson, now a member of the Seattle Seahawks organization, is rooting for the financially strapped L.P. Repertory in Tustin. And he is bringing former teammates with him tonight to see the current production, "The Night of January 16th," says theater manager William Durkin. Why the interest? Johnson's wife, Julie Gray, is playing one of the major roles in Ayn Rand's courtroom drama.
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February 8, 1985
The L.P. Repertory Company, the nonprofit organization that produces the Lilliput Players, has received a $1,000 grant from Exxon Corp. The Lilliput Players tour Southern California providing educational theater programs for elementary school children, playing to more than 100,000 youngsters each season.
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November 23, 1988 | MARK CHALON SMITH
Perhaps the most honest criticism of "Bullshot Crummond," the inaugural offering at Brobdingnag (a.k.a. L.P. Repertory) Dinner Theatre, came from William Durkin, one of the new playhouse's founders and co-director of the show. Looking abashed but smiling after opening night Friday, Durkin apologized to the audience for what he had to admit was one of the most technically flawed productions he had ever seen.
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April 30, 1988 | MARK CHALON SMITH
The L.P. Repertory has a couple of tall obstacles to overcome in its production of Murray Schisgal's "Luv": the dialogue-subverting acoustics of Tustin's Clifton C. Miller Community Center and, worse, the insignificance of Schisgal's aging script.
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November 6, 1986 | CHRISTINE MOORE
There wasn't a black tie in sight--or any other tie for that matter. Instead, more than 100 guests at L P Repertory Guild's Reverse Drawing wore slacks and shirts while munching on submarine sandwiches and pasta salad. Submarine sandwiches? But these were not your regular old submarine sandwiches or salads. They were San Remo Italian Market's primo specialties--and they were extraordinarily good. Of course, no one came to ogle clothes or savor gourmet delicacies at the Clifton C.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 14, 1989 | JAN HERMAN, Times Staff Writer
As theater troupes throughout the county are striding into the fall season with high hopes, a venturesome company in Tustin has found the going tougher than ever. "To quote from a recent production, 'The situation is desperate but not hopeless,' " William J. Durkin, managing director of the LP Repertory, said Wednesday. Audiences have paid so little respect to "Tribute," the current offering at LP Rep's dinner theater, that the Bernard Slade seriocomic play will close Sept.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 31, 1989
Former Rams defensive back Johnny Johnson, now a member of the Seattle Seahawks organization, is rooting for the financially strapped L.P. Repertory in Tustin. And he is bringing former teammates with him tonight to see the current production, "The Night of January 16th," says theater manager William Durkin. Why the interest? Johnson's wife, Julie Gray, is playing one of the major roles in Ayn Rand's courtroom drama.
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October 23, 1990 | JAN HERMAN
The Escape Society, a Laguna Beach producer of mystery-train outings, has joined forces with L.P. Repertory Theatre of Tustin to stage "The Mystery of the Missing Heiress," a show that commences in a San Juan Capistrano restaurant and travels by Amtrak to Del Mar. Spokeswoman Susan King said the eight-hour production, which is based on an original script, involves several actors who lead the audience from clue to clue until the mystery is solved.
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June 21, 1990 | CORRINE FLOCKEN
What some dads won't do for their little girls. . . . Here's the deal. It seems that dear old pop, eager to catch a royal husband for his daughter, spins a wild yarn that could cost him his head. Things are starting to look pretty, well, grim, when a mysterious dwarf appears to save the day. Or does he?
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