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August 7, 1992 | JAN HERMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It is the Everest of acting. The great ones have scaled its heights--Laurence Olivier, John Gielgud, Richard Burton, Derek Jacobi to name a few. Even the less-great ones--Aidan Quinn and, most recently on film, Mel Gibson--have measured themselves against it. But once was not enough for Wayne Alexander. He is starring as Hamlet for the second time in nearly a decade and, not coincidentally, in only the second professional production of "Hamlet" that Orange County will have seen in a century.
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August 7, 1992 | JAN HERMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It is the Everest of acting. The great ones have scaled its heights--Laurence Olivier, John Gielgud, Richard Burton, Derek Jacobi to name a few. Even the less-great ones--Aidan Quinn and, most recently on film, Mel Gibson--have measured themselves against it. But once was not enough for Wayne Alexander. He is starring as Hamlet for the second time in nearly a decade and, not coincidentally, in only the second professional production of "Hamlet" that Orange County will have seen in a century.
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December 12, 1985
Simon Gray's comedy "The Common Pursuit" makes its West Coast premiere at the Matrix Theatre, beginning with previews on Jan. 16 and opening Feb. 1 for a limited run. Gray will be playwright-in-residence for the Actors for Themselves production, which will feature Wayne Alexander, Bart Braverman, Clancy Brown, John de Lancie, Judy Geeson and Christopher Neame, Kristoffer Siegel-Tabori will direct.
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May 10, 1997
Kenneth Turan's April 25 review of "Volcano" mentioned the special effects as "mightily impressive" and indicated that the effects were one of the key strengths of the film. However, the review never mentioned the name of the visual effects supervisor who masterminded and orchestrated all of that. His name is Mat Beck. I would hope that, in the future, film reviews that focus on the visual effects will mention the name of the visual effects supervisor. L. WAYNE ALEXANDER Los Angeles
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January 30, 1986 | Maria L. La Ganga \f7
An autopsy will be performed on the decomposed body of a Garden Grove man missing since December and retrieved by police Tuesday from the bottom of an abandoned mine shaft in the Mojave Desert, police said. Randy Scott Hoogland, 27, of Fullerton was being held in Orange County Jail following his arraignment Tuesday on a murder charge in connection with the death of David Wayne Alexander. Hoogland was arrested last Friday by Garden Grove police, Sgt. Bruce Beauchamp said.
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November 26, 2013 | By Joseph Serna
A construction worker died Monday when an excavator he was driving onto a barge slipped off and fell into the Sacramento River, state officials said. The Sacramento Bee identified the man as 49-year-old Richard Wayne Alexander of Pittsburg. Alexander died after 1:30 p.m. when the excavator he was driving fell into about 15 feet of water, said Cal/OSHA spokesman Greg Siggins. The agency, which investigates possible workplace safety violations, will issue the findings of its review into the incident by April, he added.
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July 11, 1991 | ZAN DUBIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Sally Kirkland will headline a benefit for the Grove Shakespeare Festival on July 29. The program of Shakespearean readings and scenes will also feature Joan Van Ark of the TV series "Knots Landing," Salome Jens, Roscoe Lee Brown, Wayne Alexander, Gregory Itzin, Karen Hensel, Harry Frazier, Elizabeth Normant and Diana Bellemy. Kirkland was nominated for an Oscar for her role in the 1987 film "Anna." In addition to the program, to begin at 8 p.m.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 20, 1993
Faces familiar to devotees of Orange County's classical theater scene will feature prominently in Shakespeare Orange County's second season. "Much Ado About Nothing," to be directed by Carl Reggiardo, will run July 9 to Aug. 7 at Chapman University's Waltmar Theatre. The principal roles will all be filled by returnees from last season, it was announced Monday.
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December 17, 1994 | ROBERT KOEHLER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
There's no law requiring theater companies to put on Christmas shows, but those that do so inevitably reveal much about their company identity. South Coast Repertory's "A Christmas Carol" says something about that theater's belief in storytelling and craft. Pacific Resident Theatre Ensemble's now-shuttered tradition of Thornton Wilder's "The Long Christmas Dinner" revealed its identity as a group full of actors hungry to play as many roles as possible.
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March 2, 1993 | DON SHIRLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
GroveShakespeare of Garden Grove will introduce a late-night show and add 20 additional performances to its alfresco Shakespeare in the coming season, theater officials announced Monday. The season in the outdoor Festival Amphitheatre will open with Alan Mandell as "King Lear" (June 19-July 23), directed by Grove artistic director W. Stuart McDowell. Next up will be a psychedelic '60s version of "A Midsummer Night's Dream" (July 31-Sept.
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April 30, 1990 | KEVIN THOMAS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
While listening to a recording of Orson Welles' famous radio production of H.G. Wells' "The War of the Worlds," motion picture visual effects artist Patrick Read Johnson was inspired to come up with his "Spaced Invaders" (citywide).
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