By Isaac Butler
If you care about (or are interested in) the whole Shakespeare Santa Cruz debacle, please do yourself a favor and read director Michael Barakiva's Open Letter to David Yaeger, the Dean of the UC Santa Cruz School of the Arts. It begins "I am many things. But I am not stupid." ... and goes from there. It even quotes a comment from here on Parabasis!
Another thing I wanted to point out: I had not been aware that Shakespeare Santa Cruz technically rents its facilities from UCSC. So quite a bit of the money that UCSC provides SSC gets routed directly back into its coffers. Yet another twist in this very bizarre, still-not-satisfactorily-explained saga.