Barclay President & Self-Described “Theatre Rat” Jerry Mandel Leads the Barclay Through the Pandemic
In 1990, the non-profit, 750-seat Barclay Theatre opened as a collaborative venture — owned by both the City of Irvine and the University of California, Irvine.
The COVID-19 pandemic turned out the lights in theatres all around the world. Some, forever. Yet, the pandemic was not a show-stopper for the Barclay.
That’s because for the past six years, the Barclay’s president has been Jerry Mandel, a self-described “Theatre Rat.”