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More Honest Than the Supreme Court!

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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