Actor's Express in Atlanta had planned a Dec. 7 benefit performance of Loot for the Mac Hulbert Trust Fund, but, according to artistic director Wier Harman, has canceled the event. The Mac Hulbert Trust Fund benefits the 9 year old son of deceased Atlanta critic Dan Hulbert. Calls to Harman's office were not yet returned as of press time.
In late September, Atlanta Journal and Constitution theatre critic and writer Hulbert drove up to Johns' Mountain, a wilderness area in northwest Georgia, and left the vehicle running on a remote stretch of utility road. His body was found Sept. 26 by park service workers. The cause of death was asphyxiation in an apparent suicide attempt. Hulbert was survived by his wife Cathy and 9 year old son Mac.
The critic, who supported local theatres, when not writing profiles, cultural essays and travel pieces, had been with the Atlanta Journal and Constiution since 1987. Previously he wrote for the Dallas Times Herald. Actor's Express artistic director Wier Harman described Hulbert in a statement as "thoughtful, rigorous and inspiring."
Those still interested in contributing in memory of Hulbert are recommended to contact Cobb Street Ministries at 1900 Mackland Road, Marietta, GA, 30064.
– By Christine Ehren