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Opinion: La Jolla Playhouse is a remarkable community asset

Doris Sutton

La Jolla Newcomers Club

It was a great event having Michael Rosenberg, managing director of the La Jolla Playhouse come to speak with us on Dec.3. He was much enjoyed by the attendees at the La Jolla Newcomers First Friday Breakfast at Bernini’s Bistro, hosted by our own John Weinstein.

Michael reviewed for us the history of the Playhouse, the amazing current season, the relationship with UCSD & Jai (Wolfgang Puck’s restaurant), and he offered exciting glimpses of the future. Of particular interest was his explanation of how the Playhouse connects with other innovative theaters to create licensing arrangements of programs initially produced by the Playhouse. For many in the audience this was a brand new insight.

Also, mentioned, (I was the one who brought this up) is that a $250 dollar tax-deductible gift to the Playhouse brings an invitation to the March 19 Gala, a chance to mingle with other enthusiastic supporters for a truly festive evening. I love this idea, and I hope others will love it too.

The Playhouse honored my husband Paul and me in 2009 as second runners-up in the “Your Life, Our Stage” contest. Being “La Jolla’s Legendary Couple” is a blast this late in the game for WWII people like us. Yes, we are now forever fans!

More and more we are all beginning to grasp that our distinguished Playhouse is not only a remarkable community asset, but also a welcoming place where the best interests of La Jolla and San Diego converge for the good of all. With its awesome honors, it is more than local, truly a national treasure...

Hope to see you on March 19 at the fabulous Playhouse Gala.