The late Rose Pearson, founder of Circle Theatre, and her husband, Bill Newberry, in 2007. Newberry takes over as executive director of the company this season.
The late Rose Pearson, founder of Circle Theatre, and her husband, Bill Newberry, in 2007. Newberry takes over as executive director of the company this season. Star-Telegram archives
The late Rose Pearson, founder of Circle Theatre, and her husband, Bill Newberry, in 2007. Newberry takes over as executive director of the company this season. Star-Telegram archives

Robert Philpot has been a features reporter for the Star-Telegram since October 1992, and currently covers the Tarrant County (and sometimes more) restaurant scene. He also writes general-entertainment stories and features about DFW TV and radio personalities.