Reader comments on recent features:

In response to Karen D'Souza's June 11 story, "San Jose Rep shuts down, files for bankruptcy"

You cite laments of "no white knights" charging in to save the day. That is surely revealing. A strong, visionary and courageous board knows that depending on "white knights" is not a sound, long-term strategy for any entity, especially in the performing arts. What seems clear (based on the facts in your fine article) is the absence of good leadership, too often the problem with nonprofits that place seat-warmers and potential deep pockets on their boards as substitutes for selling themselves to supporters who will rise to the challenges of progressive, brave leadership. Our entire community will be in mourning.

Vilma Pallette

Santa Clara

Sorry to hear, but I'm not surprised. We've been subscribers since the late '80s. The productions began going downhill after Timothy Near left in 2009. We generally enjoyed the dramas, but lately they have tried to present original musicals, and they were never that good.

Ed Jacklitch

San Jose



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