Laguna Playhouse’s Longtime Exec Resigns

“Richard Stein resigned suddenly this week after 17 years as executive director of the Laguna Playhouse, saying in a statement Thursday that he ‘longed to spend more time on the artistic side’ of theater and couldn’t do that while handling his job’s business responsibilities. Stein, 54, was a key figure in the playhouse’s transformation … to one of Southern California’s front-rank professional companies….”