LOS ANGELES -- Inspecting Carol, Daniel Sullivan's comic take on the uncomfortable relationship between the National Endowment for the Arts and not-for-profit theatre companies who face financial ruin without government grants, will play the holiday season at Actor's Alley at the El Portal. Sullivan wrote Inspecting Carol when he was artistic director of the Seattle Rep. It is an amalgam of two classics: Gogol's The Inspector General and Dickens' A Christmas Carol. Stan Roth directs.
Inspecting Carol opens Nov. 6 and runs through Dec. 20. Equity Fights AIDS Benefit is Dec. 3; donation of $5 or more requested. Actors Alley is at 5269 Lankershim Blvd. Call (818) 508-4200.
-- By Willard Manus
Southern California Correspondent