October 2, 2009
Producers of a new theater company in Burbank want to bring a variety of plays that provoke thought, as well as a comfy place to discuss them. The Actors Repertory Theatre has moved from North Hollywood to its new home, the Missing Piece Theatre, formerly known as the Third Stage theater. Its first production at the new location, “To Kill a Mockingbird,” opened Friday night. Producers plan to have three shows a season, said Penny L. Moore, the company’s founder, who is also a film and TV actress.
January 23, 2002
Jeff Tully BELLARMINE-JEFFERSON HIGH -- Bellarmine-Jefferson High boys' varsity basketball Coach Eli Essa stands in front of the Guards' bench watching his team do battle in a Santa Fe League game. Essa paces back and forth on the sideline as his son, Tony, a 6-foot-1 senior guard, makes two consecutive turnovers, putting the coach in a tough situation. "When something like that happens, it is really difficult for me," said Essa, who is in his seventh season.