John Blankenchip Died April 1

Theater designer and director John Blankenchip, 89, who died April 1st, was resident designer for Ray Bradbury’s Pandemonium Theatre Company, designing 15 productions across LA, including “Dandelion Wine”, “Leviathan ’99”, and most recently “The Wonderful Ice Cream Suit” at the Fremont Centre Theatre in South Pasadena. He was working on “The Martian Chronicles” for a fall 2009 production at his death.

The LA Times obituary quotes Ray:

“He did designs for 15 of our plays,” Bradbury said… “He was wonderful. The greatest thing he did about 10 years ago was ‘Something Wicked This Way Comes’; it was brilliant.”

[Thanks to Andrew Porter for the story.]