The Stage: The Moonlighter

John Houseman, 59, producer for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, is paid more than $100,000 a year, but he moonlights. Often working at his other job until dawn, he drives home to his beach house in the Malibu colony, bathes, shaves, and returns to M-G-M by 9 a.m. For that sort of self-punishment he gets perhaps another $1,000 per year, but with it comes the satisfaction of shaping one of the most creative organizations in the American theater.

Love & Loathing. Houseman's other job is artistic director of Los Angeles' three-year-old Theater Group, which, helped by a...

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