After director’s untimely death, the show must go on for Kingsmen festival

GONE TOO SOON— John Slade in a previous production of “King Lear.” The actor/director died f rom a car accident July 7 on the 101 Freeway inVentura. BRIAN STETHEM/CLU

“Creating is the essence of life,” Julius Caesar says in William Shakespeare’s celebrated tragedy named for the ancient Roman ruler.

If that is true, then John Slade led a full life, creating art and inspiration as an actor, teacher, musician, playwright and director.

Slade, 69, died July 7 from injuries sustained in a hit...

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