1950, noted stage and screen thesp Charles Laughton was about to go on the road with the four-person play Don Juan in Hell, which he adapted from the third act of George Bernard Shaw’s Man and Superman. Despite a successful trial run at downtown LA’s Biltmore Theater, creatively nervous Laughton worried about the show’s viability for a general audience, especially with a schedule that would eventually take the play to Broadway. Finally, cast mate Agnes Moorehead suggested, “Why don’t we run it up to the Lobero for a couple of performances and

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