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Aaron Merken fell in love with the Morgan-Wixson Theatre in Santa Monica, Calif., last summer, when he saw its production of "A Chorus Line." "I loved it so much that I went to see it twice," he says. "The second time I saw it, I thought to myself, 'Gee, I wish I could do a play here,' and then I couldn't believe when I saw the notice in Back Stage for 'The Further Adventures of Hedda Gabler.' I thought, 'This is fate.' "The play, by Jeff Whitty, who wrote the book for the musical "Avenue Q," is an imaginative comedy in which Ibsen's Hedda Gabler meets characters throughout history and literature. Director Sabrina Ann Lloyd thought the role of Patrick, a wisecracking gay man with a 1960s style, might be difficult to cast. "The character is kind of a touchy stereotype," she explains. "I needed someone who »
The I Spy series ran for 82 episodes and three seasons on NBC, from 1965 until 1968. The show revolves around international tennis player Kelly Robinson (Robert Culp) and his trainer, Alexander Scott (Bill Cosby), as they travel to exotic locales enjoying the good life. However, they are secretly spies for the Pentagon and use their covers to gain access to exclusive functions, woo beautiful women, and stop international villains.
I Spy was revolutionary in its day for being the first series to feature an African-American actor in a lead role. Cosby won Emmys for all the three years of the series, beating out Culp each time. Other actors featured in the series include
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