After a severe allergic reaction related to back surgery, our dear friend John Glenn passed away this morning in his current home town of Hailey, Idaho, where, for the last 20 years or so, he has been Artistic Director of Company of Fools. John was a touring actor, and then Associate Artistic Director of Theatre IV from 1980 to 1992. He was Artistic Director of Barksdale Theatre from 1992 to 1997. He is loved by hundreds in the RVA theatre community, and will be missed more than words can express. We open our hearts to John’s husband, RL Rowsey, and their family. We will be planning a celebration of John’s life on a date to be announced after further conversations with RL.
(Photo features the “enlisted” cast of Theatre IV’s production of Biloxi Blues, November Theatre, 1988. John is second from the right.)