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    Obituaries

    Ruth Goetz, 93, Co-Wrote 'The Heiress'Ruth Goetz, a playwright, best known for "The Heiress," a play she co-wrote with her husband, Augustus Goetz, died Fri., Oct. 12, at Englewood Hospital in New Jersey. She was 93.

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    The Women

    Clare Boothe Luce's 1936 "The Women" is definitely a period piece. This all-female social comedy is populated with backstabbing Park Avenue bitches and gold-digging floozies. The author unashamedly states a woman's greatest goal is a happy home life with a loving husband. Despite its political incorrectness, the new ...

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    California Shakespeare Festival Holds Gala

    Founded in 1973, the California Shakespeare Festival presents four plays each summer at the Bruns Amphitheater in the East Bay hills between Berkeley and Orinda, CA.

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    Ovation Nominations Announced

    Judging from the nominations for the 2001 Ovation Awards, announced Oct. 8 by the Theatre League Alliance of Southern California (Theatre LA), popular tastes in California aren't all that different from those in New York. The two productions that topped the nomination list were the 1998 Tony Award winner ...

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    Spanish-Language Shows Go Union

    Spanish-language actors, community leaders, and representatives of the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists were out in full force on Oct. 11 for a press conference and celebration of two groundbreaking contracts that cover Spanish-language television performers in Los Angeles. Last month AFTRA voice actors on the Spanish-language version ...

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    A Life In The Theatre

    "A Life in the Theatre," presented by and at the Pasadena Playhouse, 39 S. El Molino, Pasadena. Tues.-Fri. 8 p.m., Sat. 5 & 9 p.m., Sun. 2 & 7 p.m. Sept. 16-Oct. 21. $15-42.50. (626) 356-7529.

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    Resumes: Ready or Not, Be Real

    "I assume that the reason anyone engages a casting director is for efficiency," says casting director Joe McConnell. "Efficient, and innovative—someone's got to get the job of helping the director execute his or her ideal vision of someone for the role. So you're there to be resourceful ...

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    National Arts Forums Expand to Ten Cities

    The Arts & Business Council will launch the MetLife Foundation National Arts Forum Series in ten cities thanks to a $150,000 contribution from the MetLife Foundation.

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    'Starlight Express' Ending Run

    Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical "Starlight Express" will close Jan. 12, ending a 17-year stint will make it the second longest running play ever on London West End's.

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    Branch Leaders Speak Out on SAG Governance

    Leaders at three of Screen Actors Guild branches have responded to the current controversy regarding the guild's proposed new governance plan. Basically the plan presented to SAG's national board of directors would have originally reduced the number of SAG branches, and cut the board from 107 members to ...