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Wayne Ewing: The man and the moon

Wayne Ewing, the late father of local theater company director Scott Ewing, would have turned 100 years old this week.
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Scott Ewing, artistic director of local theater company Quest Theaterworks and co-producer of The Nugget Fringe Theater Festival, will give a talk in remembrance of his father Wayne, who would have turned 100 years old this week.

The talk will be 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 9, at The Open Book, 671 Maltman Drive, Grass Valley.

Wayne Ewing was born on a small family farm in rural Pennsylvania. He grew up gigging frogs and raising hogs, eventually learned a trade, and grew to become an industry titan with 175 employees.

Along the way, he was associated with astronauts and actors, helped launch Ronald Reagan’s political career and did some work for Saddam Hussein.

A truly fascinating man, Wayne Ewing embodied rugged individualism and lived life on his own terms.

Friday’s event is a fundraiser for Quest Theaterworks and The Open Book. Tickets are $10 at the door and the limited seating is first come, first served basis. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. For further information, contact Scott Ewing at Scott@QuestTheaterworks.com.

The Nugget Fringe Theater Festival will enjoy its third season Jan. 19-29 in Grass Valley and surroundings. For more information, see http://www.nuggetfringe.com.

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