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Catch up with Star Trek's Gates McFadden (Dr. Beverly Crusher)

Gates McFadden as Dr Beverly Crusher
Gates McFadden as Dr Beverly Crusher

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I'm working on a special Off-Ramp segment about the 25th anniversary of "Star Trek: The Next Generation," so of course I need to interview the woman who played Dr. Beverly Crusher, Gates McFadden.

I'll be posting that interview in a few weeks, closer to the actual anniversary, but I also wanted to know more about what McFadden's working on now — 25 years later.

McFadden is artistic director of the Ensemble Studio Theatre at the Atwater Village Theatre, which has something like four productions in the next couple months, including — opening Sept. 15 — "Year of the Rabbit" by Keliher Walsh.

As she toured me around the theater, I met the director, the playwright and one of the actors. Listen in to the raw tape of the tour — and look out for the ladder and the chop saw!