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Peter W. Culman, former Center Stage managing director, dies

Peter W. Culman, former Center Stage managing director, dies

Peter W. Culman, who during his more than three-decade career as managing director of Center Stage helped the theater survive its early financial woes and a devastating fire and whose leadership resulted in it becoming one of the most prominent regional theaters in the nation, died Aug. 18 of complications from a broken hip and Alzheimer's disease at St. John's Medical Center in Jackson, Wyo. The longtime Roland Park resident was 77. "Peter was integral in building all that Center Stage is today. He is as much a part of this institution's legacy as the 230 productions presented during his 33 years here," said Stephen Richard, who is Center Stage's current...

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