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Foothill Theatre needs leadership

Foothill Theater

I have been a professional writer/director/actor for 40 years. I am known nationally for my new successful play The Treasure of the Sierra Madre. The problem the Foothill Theater has is that the acting levels of its productions is amaterish at best. Our local audiences are sophisticated and have seen the best theatrical productions around the world. When the administrative personnel has consistently chosen of their friends for productions as opposed to some of the very talented actors we have in this community it produces not the enthusiastic response that is required of the Foothill Productions that now are requesting $40 admission price. The choice of material today presented is a combination of inbred college level taste. Foothill needs an artistic director who has experience, taste, and knowledge to mount productions equal to the image that they have presented to the public in the past. I am disgusted with this failure since the opportunity is there for Nevada County to have a nationally recognized regional theater that we can be proud of. The same situation exists at the Center for the Arts. I do hope that the future brings us artistic talent is one that can bring us $40 dollars a ticket.

Herb Robins

Grass Valley

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