Background of foothill critic appears less than sterling |

Background of foothill critic appears less than sterling

Thank you, Herb Robins, for kicking Foothill Theatre when it’s down (“Disgusted with Failure,” Aug. 22 Letters). Interested Union readers might enjoy entering “Herb Robins” at, the Internet movie database. There you can become acquainted with Mr. Robins’ body of work as a writer, actor and director.

Listed under his authorship are such classics as “The Brainsucker” (1988), “The Worm Eaters” (1977), and “Sinthia, the Devil’s Doll” (1968). His acting credits are equally impressive, including work in such memorable films as “Lemon Grove Kids Meet the Monsters,” and “Invasion of the Bee Girls.” His directing credits include the aforementioned “Brainsucker” and “Worm Eaters,” plus “Rat Pfink a Boo Boo,” (Second Unit Director, 1966).

Nevada County should immediately invite Mr. Robins and his distinguished resume to establish a fully professional theater here, with himself as artistic director, playwright-in-residence and lead actor.

County theater-goers would surely welcome the work of this great artist, line up to see his shows, and lustily applaud his inevitable success. Alterna-tively, he could serve the county just as well if he simply stayed home, patting himself on the back.

Bob Thomas

Grass Valley

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