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The year's best play was "The Reluctant Debutante." The acting awards went to Stephen Banks (Best Actor, "The Reluctant Debutante"), Diane Dicker (Best Actress, "The Reluctant Debutante,") Lane Teilhaber (Best Supporting Actor, "The Curious Savage,") Katie Schaffer (Best Supporting Actress, "The Reluctant Debutante,") Stacy Vaccaro (Best Newcomer, Actress) and Corey Glover (Best Newcomer, Actor). The Fred Runde Award for service to Polk Street Players was awarded to Diane Campion and Brian Matthews.
At the event, the theater also unveiled its 2011-12 season lineup. The hilarious "Red Velvet Cake War" by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope and Jamie Wooten, directed by Pete Borden, will open the season in September. The comedy "Kosher Lutherans" by William M. Downs will be onstage in November, directed by Lane Teilhaber. In February, Barbara Rudy directs "Coming Apart," a delightful comedy by Fred Carmichael, and in May, Carolyn Choe directs an intriguing new play by local playwright Raymond Fast, "Bonneville Love."
"Kosher Lutherans" and "Bonneville Love" will be Polk Street's entries for Metropolitan Atlanta Theater Awards which recognizes excellence in community and quasi-professional theater in the metro area.
Sally Litchfield is a longtime Marietta resident. She formerly practiced law in Marietta and now stays home to raise her two children. Send Sally news at sallylit@ bellsouth.net. Call Sally at (770) 425-7122.