What This County Needs: Art With...

A theater wish list for the ‘90s:

An Orange County playwright who can plumb the cosmic significance of traffic.

A theater row consisting of a half-dozen storefront troupes, each of which is staging a play more adventurous than the one next door.

A professional resident theater to give South Coast Repertory a run for its money.


A new, indoor theater with a capacity of about 400 seats for the Grove Shakespeare Festival. Anybody out there willing to put up a minimum of $10 million as seed money?

A building with a parking lot for the Laguna Playhouse to implement its long-deferred plans for a professional troupe.

An 800-seat drama house built before the millennium by the Orange County Performing Arts Center.

An audience that does not resemble wallpaper.