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Point Loma Playhouse toasts its 10th Anniversary

Point Loma Playhouse toasts its 10th Anniversary

From the outside, Point Loma Playhouse appears to give a whole new meaning to the term "home theater." The 10-year-old nonprofit company resides in a charming building with a generous porch, bright red doors and a stained-glass window.

"Everybody thinks it's a house," says Dorothea Laub, president of Point Loma Playhouse's nine-member board of directors.

In truth, the 105-year-old structure on Talbot Street was built to be a community hall, and in its long history it's been many things, but never an actual home: a neighborhood polling place; an auditorium for Cabrillo Elementary School, located across the street; a Red Cross headquarters during both world...