Kicking off the festival garden-style

Linda Rose Castellucci with Rubicon International Theatre Festival Director Linda Purl.

Thirty year Malibu resident Linda Rose Castellucci last month hosted a garden luncheon at her estate to help kick off the Rubicon International Theatre Festival, a major new cultural event scheduled for July 12-27 in Ventura. Actress Linda Purl, the festival director, was on hand to describe the international plays that will be presented along with free lectures and demonstrations. For more information about the festival, go to or call 805.667.2900.