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Lib-Vs-Con Play Ushers Ashland Actor Away

Ashland Contemporary Theatre

"Walter Cronkite is Dead" is certainly a catchy title for a play.  But it could also have been called "Presila Quinby is Leaving." 

Quinby is a longtime resident of Ashland and a veteran of many a theater production.  But her membership in the Actor's Equity union has made it increasingly harder to land roles in community theater.  And that issue aside, Quinby may well move out of the country next year. 

So Ashland Contemporary Theatre found a potential farewall vehicle for her, the Cronkite play.  Which is really about a liberal and a conservative stuck in an airport, forced to talk to each other.  Quinby and ACT's Jeannine Grizzard join us to talk about this play and life in the theater more generally.

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Geoffrey Riley is a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism and has hosted the Jefferson Exchange on JPR since 2009. He's been a broadcaster in the Rogue Valley for more than 35 years, working in both television and radio.