Barbara Hammerman is an energetic, thoughtful and most capable leader and manager of the Grove Shakespeare Festival. The Times and Mr. Herman’s editor seem to be accomplices in an orchestrated effort to manipulate facts and thus do a disservice to the reader who expects honesty in reporting. I know several of the board members who were subjected to the Bradac-induced Herman attack. Herman’s feeble commentary and tirade are not worthy of the label of Los Angeles Times.
The Times and the cultural richness of the Orange County community are diminished by the words and thoughts of Mr. Herman. To Mr. Herman I say . . . Vox Herman--Vox Humbug (Voice of Herman--Voice of Humbug).
Lavine is Barbara Hammerman’s husband.