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The Game by Don Samson Wins 1st Place Honors at 30th Anniversary Fringe of Marin Awards Ceremony

With grateful thanks to Dr. Annette Lust, Artistic Director and Festival Coordinator, The Dominican University Players and the Fringe of Marin just celebrated their 30th anniversary.  Pamela Rand opened the ceremony by presenting Dr. Lust with a beautiful plaque with the masks of comedy and tragedy and inscribed to her in honor of her fine work as well as some lovely flowers and a bottle of champagne.

Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle Awards for Best Play, Director and Actors were announced Sunday, November 18, 2012 at Meadowlands Assembly Hall at Dominican University in San Rafael.

The first awards presented were for Best Play. The pride of 1st Place went to Don Samson for The Game. The 2nd Place winner was a tie between Get A Date Show by Stacy Lapin and Pamela Rand, and The Trouble At Table 23 by Charley Lerrigo.  3rd Place honors went to Michael Ferguson for Sharp Edges.  Nominations went to Carol Sheldon for On With The Wind, George Dykstra for Mysterious Ways, George Freek for She Has A Plan, Ollie Mae Trost Welch for Shaw and G. Randy Kasten for Supplementing.

Next up were awards for Best Director. There was a 1st Place tie between Carol Eggers for The Game and Paoli Lacy for Get A Date Show.  Peter Hsieh won 2nd Place honors for Sunday Sundays.  Nominations went to Pamela Rand for How Salt and Pepper Got Put Into Shakers, Amy Crumpacker for The Trouble At Table 23, Carol Sheldon for On With The Wind, Jim Colgan for She Has A Plan and Harold Delinsky for Mysterious Ways.

There was a tie for 1st Place as Best Actor between Kevin Copps for Shaw and Manik Bahl for The Trouble At Table 23.  There was also a 2nd Place tie for Best Actor between George Dykstra for Mysterious Ways and David Louis Klein for Sharp Edges.  3rd Place honors for Best Actor went to Rick Roitinger for The Game. Nominations went to George Doerr for She Has A Plan and Ross Travis for Get A Date Show.

The last of the Critics Circle Awards went to the Best Actress.  1st Place honors went to Emily Soleil for The Game. Roberta Maloy won 2nd Place for On With The Wind.  Nominations went to Jean Davis for The Trouble at Table 23, Joan Mankin for Get A Date Show, Tristan Cunningham for Get A Date Show, Jennifer Cedar-Kraft for Sharp Edges, Terri Barker for How Salt and Pepper Got Put Into Shakers, Lauren Arrow for Minerva and Melrose and Melissa Schepers for One Time At The Zoo.

For the 11th consecutive time, the Audience Awards took place. Here are the results.

The Trouble At Table 23 by Charley Lerrigo won Best Play.  One Time At The Zoo by William O. Chessman III won 2nd Place.  There was a three way tie for 3rd Place between Get A Date Show by Stacy Lapin and Pamela Rand, On With the Wind by Carol Sheldon and The Game by Don Samson.  4th Place honors went to Minerva and Melrose by Martin A. David. There was a tie for 5th Place between Shaw by Ollie Mae Trost Welch and How Salt and Pepper Got Put Into Shakers by Annette Lust. There was a tie for 6th Place between Arrangements by Claire J. Baker and Sunday Sundays by Peter Hsieh.  There was a three way tie for 7th Place between Supplementing by G. Randy Kasten, Sharp Edges by Michael Ferguson and She Has A Plan by George Freek.  George Dykstra won 8th Place honors for Mysterious Ways. A Nomination went to Hollywood Confidential by Shirley King.

Amy Crumpacker won 1st Place as Best Director for The Trouble at Table 23. There was a tie for 2nd Place between Carol Sheldon for On With The Wind and William O. Chessman III for One Time At The Zoo.  3rd Place for Best Director went to Pamela Rand for How Salt and Pepper Got Put Into Shakers.  4th Place honors went to Paoli Lacy for Get A Date Show.  There was a three way tie for 5th Place between Martin A. David for Minerva and Melrose, Carol Eggers and Peter Hsieh for Sunday Sundays.  There was a tie for 7th Place between G. Randy Kasten for Supplementing and Ollie Mae Trost Welch for Shaw.  Robin Schild won 8th Place as Best Director for Hollywood Confidential.  Nominations went to Harold Delinsky for Mysterious Ways, Michael Ferguson for Sharp Edges and Gina Pandiani for Arrangements.

Manik Bahl won the audience vote for Best Actor for The Trouble At Table 23.  George Dykstra won 2nd Place as Best Actor for Mysterious Ways.  3rd Place went to George Doerr for She Has A Plan. Rick Roitinger won 4th Place as Best Actor for The Game.  There was a tie for 5th Place between Kevin Copps for Shaw and Jon Zax for Minerva and Melrose.  There was a four way tie for 6th Place Best Actor between Ken Sollazzo for One Time At The Zoo, Michael A. O’Brien for One Time At The Zoo, David Rodrigues for Supplementing and David Louis Klein for Sharp Edges.  7th Place for Best Actor went to Ross Travis for Get A Date Show. There was a tie for 8th Place for Best Actor between Randy Craig for Get A Date Show and Jerrund Bojest for Shaw.  Nominations for Best Actor went to Michael Collins for On With The Wind, Charles Grant for How Salt and Pepper Got Put Into Shakers and also for Arrangements, Everado Leon for Sunday Sunday, Monty Paulson for Hollywood Confidential, John Ferreira for The Trouble At Table 23 and Simon Patton for She Has A Plan.

Lauren Arrow won 1st Place as Best Actress for Minerva and Melrose.  2nd Place honors went to Jean Davis for The Trouble at Table 23.  Emily Soleil came in 3rd Place for The Game.  There was tie for 4th Place between Diane Rodrigues for Supplementing and Susan Amacker for One Time At The Zoo. There was a three way tie between Pamela Rand for Get A Date Show, Kathy Holly for On With The Wind and Terri Barker for Arrangements.  There was a tie for 6th Place Best Actress between Donna Andrews for On With The Wind and Jennifer Cedar-Kraft for Sharp Edges.  There was a tie for 7th Place between Cynthia Sims for How Salt And Pepper Got Put Into Shakers and Ayelette Robinson for She Has A Plan.  There was a tie for 8th Place between Flora Lynn Isaacson for On With The Wind and Melissa Schepers for One Time At The Zoo. Nominations went to Gigi Benson for Hollywood Confidential, Terri Barker for How Salt and Pepper Got Put Into Shakers, Cynthia Sims for She Has A Plan and Joan Mankin for Get A Date Show.

Bravo to Dr. Annette Lust for maintaining the Fringe of Marin Festival for 30 Seasons!

Flora Lynn Isaacson

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