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Our nominees for the Best in Theater 2000

With absolutely no ado, here are the nominees for the 2000 OCIEs, the OC Weekly Theater Awards for wonderful theater in the year that just ended. Winners will be saluted on Feb. 12 at the Grove Theater Center. We will also present a handful of special awards not listed here. And, of course, Henry the Hard-Drinking Horse will dance the waltz.

Best New Play

Accidental Dancers by Steven Ludwig at the Long Beach Playhouse

The Hollow Lands by Howard Korder at South Coast Repertory (SCR)

Spinelli by Dan Riley at the Long Beach Playhouse

Wallenberg by Robert Jensen at Fuller-ton College

Where Men Are Empty Overcoats by Eric R. Pfeffinger at the Chance Theatre

Best Ensemble

Rocket to the Moon by the Hunger Artists

Rumors by Stages

Suburbia by 6 Chairs and a Couple of Artists

Best Actor

Paul Castellano in Keely and Du at the Vanguard Theatre Ensemble

Peter Michael Goetz in All My Sons at SCR

Jay Michael Fraley in History of the Devil at the Rude Guerrilla

Brian Kojac in Wallenbergat Fullerton College

Ryan Lee in Look Back in Anger at the Vanguard Theatre Ensemble

Best Actress

Patricia Boyette in The Beckett Project at the Grove Theater Center

Jane Carr in Entertaining Mr. Sloane at SCR

Svetlana Efremova-Reed in The Three Sisters at Cal State Fullerton (CSUF)

Pamela Nicholson in Simpaticoat the Rude Guerrilla

Linda Thorson in Amy's View at SCR

Best Direction

Andrew Barnicle for Communicating Doors at the Laguna Playhouse

Martin Benson for All My Sons at SCR

Thomas F. Bradac for The Tempest at Shakespeare Orange County

Robert Jensen for The Kentucky Cycle at Fullerton College

Mark Rucker for Amy's View at SCR

Best Professional Production

All My Sons at SCR

Heartbreak Houseat the Vanguard Theatre Ensemble

The History of the Devil at Rude Guerrilla

The Last Night of Ballyhoo at the Huntington Beach Playhouse

Suburbia at 6 Chairs and a Couple of Artists

Best College Production

The Kentucky Cycle at Fullerton College

Stories of the Night Told Over at UC Irvine

The Three Sisters at CSUF

The Triumph of Loveat CSUF

—Nominated by OC Weekly theater staff
 
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