Although they were well behaved, the Berosini Orangutans, which performed at the Ford's Theatre gala Sunday night, had to wait up the block from the theater in their special trailer. With the president attending the gala, security prevented the trailer from being parked outside the theater. A limousine was dispatched to bring the apes to the performance. Unfortunately, theirs is a Vegas act, with all the tastelessness one would expect. Even though their routine was cleaned up a bit because President and Nancy Reagan were in the audience, the orangutans still grabbed at their trainer and made obscene gestures . . .

Mary Evans, the former Tennessee lawyer who pleaded guilty to helping a convict break out of prison, has remarried, according to records at the Palm Beach (Fla.) County Courthouse. Evans, paroled in February, married Williams S. Evans of Pompano Beach on May 24. He is the cousin of Mary Evans' first husband, Thomas Evans Jr. . . .

Robert Kennedy Jr., son of the late senator, has passed the character and fitness part of the New York bar exam. Kennedy had earlier passed the written portion of the test, but put his law career on hold after being arrested on drug charges in South Dakota in September 1983. He was later treated for heroin addiction . . .

Nationally known journalism critic Ben H. Bagdikian has been named dean of the School of Journalism at the University of California in Berkeley. Bagdikian, 65, author of "The Information Machines," "The Effete Conspiracy" and "The Media Monopoly," was also an assistant managing editor of The Washington Post. He has been a professor of journalism at Berkeley since 1977 and succeeds Edwin R. Bayley, the school's founding dean, who retires June 30 . . .

Giving birth to seven babies, as might be expected, wasn't a pleasant experience for Patti Frustaci. She and her husband Sam have sold their story exclusively to People magazine. In this week's issue Patti Frustaci says she normally weights 115 pounds, but by the time of the birth weighed 187. "I couldn't sit up and eat . . . I had to lie here on my side like the Romans did. The babies were taking so much out of my body. Just drawing and drawing. Nobody can have that much reserve for that many" . . .

A Louisiana judge yesterday granted Sen. Paula Hawkins' brother Llewellen G. Fickes another month to prepare his defense against charges of sexually abusing three girls . . .

It was something of a media turnout when Heather Catto, the daughter of Henry Catto and Jessica Catto, publisher of the Washington Journalism Review, married Martin Kohout Saturday at St. John's Church. The couple, both 26, met when they were students at Williams College. The ceremony was performed by Sen. John Danforth, who is also an Episcopal priest. Some of the media celebrities attending included NBC's Roger Mudd, Time magazine's Hugh Sidey, New York Times editorial page editor Max Frankel, syndicated columnist George Will and ABC's David Brinkley . . .