Nibbles and Bits
The Fullerton College troupe that will stage “Tracers” at the Edinburgh Festival in Scotland, one of Europe’s major international arts gatherings, has raised $21,000 so far toward the cost of the trip. A benefit performance of the Vietnam War drama last week added $2,000 to their fund-raising goal of $28,000, theater department chairman Bob Jensen said. Local and national corporations have contributed only $250, he said, despite a vigorous campaign seeing their help. “A number of companies wrote saying, ‘Thanks, but no thanks,” Jensen noted. “I was told informally that some of them thought the play was too controversial to support.” Jensen said there is “no chance” the troupe will not go to Edinburgh for its scheduled performances (Aug. 16 to Sept. 3). The cast and crew of 18 people have agreed to ante up $7,000 if more donations can’t be raised, he said.