A report from the Ojai Plays Gala Charity Auction.Likewise, money was the theme around which conference artistic director Robert Egan organized the show, a collection of play excerpts read by an all-star cast that included Van Dyke, Dana Delany of “Desperate Housewives” and Zachary Quinto, who is Mr. Spock in the “Star Trek” film due in theaters in May.
And raising a nice little pile of it was the reason for a post-show auction — at the nearby St. Thomas Aquinas Parish hall — that had Quinto flashing Spock’s split-fingered salute at the audience.
He did so in an effort to get the bidding going on a package that included a visit to the set of his NBC show, “Heroes.” Bidding had stalled at $750 when someone shouted out the suggestion that he sweeten the deal with tickets to the “Star Trek” premiere. Quinto hesitated, blushed furiously, acquiesced and then watched in amazement as the bidding raced to $4,000....
...Enter Quinto as the third friend. Playing devil’s advocate, he asks Weber’s character if the artist who created the painting is “fashionable.”
Then, sounding a lot like Spock, he adds that, in the world of contemporary art, such a question is “logical.”
Whilst at the event Zachary accepted Neil Patrick Harris's invitation to present an award at the American Magic Association awards in March.
Thanks to www.zachary-kristen.com for the report.