This show isn't going up at the Pasadena Playhouse. It's already playing in First District where things are getting hot between Robin Salzer and Jacque Robinson. More precisely, between Robin Salzer's wife and Ms. Robinson. André Coleman has the lowdown at Pasadena Weekly:
An article by Journal owner Joe Hopkins set to be published today reports that Villicana confronted candidate Jacque Robinson on Saturday after a meeting of the 50:50 Coalition, a women's empowerment group, at the Pasadena YWCA.
“Villicana, who is an attorney and Realtor [sic], told Robinson, a 29-year-old newcomer to politics, that [Villicana] claimed to have heard that the Robinson campaign intended to do ‘negative hit pieces' on her and Salzer,” Hopkins wrote in the article, which he shared with the Weekly before publication.Ooooh, sounds worthy of Sierra Madre. But it gets better. While Hopkins was happy to shop his article around pre-press, apparently he neglected one little detail: speaking to Salzer and Villicana. That oversight has prompted speculation that a libel lawsuit might be forthcoming against Hopkins. The source on that rumor is pretty solid, since it's Robin Salzer.
What exactly happened remains unclear. Robinson and Villicana conversed, that's for sure. Robinson called the conversation "out of the blue," and Villicana said she was speaking as a "mentor." Of course, for Villicana to become a mentor to her husband's opponent would be "out of the blue," so maybe this isn't as confusing as it sounds. Regardless, check the PW for the whole story.