8 Roundtable Noms for Curtain

Posted: Tuesday, January 16, 2018, 4:13am

Curtain Players has received eight Theatre Roundtable nominations in the central Ohio consortium’s annual awards program recognizing excellence in local theatre during the 2017 calendar year.

The Roundtable made the nominations announcement on its Facebook page and website.

Awards night is Sunday January 28 at the Jewish Community Center of Greater Columbus, 1125 College Avenue, Bexley. A reception begins at 6 PM with the awards program starting at 7 o’clock. Tickets are $10 each and are available for online purchase at the Roundtable website. Click here.

Seven of the Curtain Players nominations are for the March/April staging of David Lindsay-Abaire’s domestic drama Rabbit Hole, including a nod for Outstanding Production of a Play. David Tull as Howie received a nomination for Excellence in a Lead Role in a Play (Male). Mary Trapp Gray as Nat and Camille Bullock Pozderac as Izzy are recognized in the Excellence in a Supporting Role in a Play (Female) category. Booth Muller received a nod for Excellence in Scenic Design with Kurt Muller tapped for a nod in the Excellence in Sound class. Kate Tull, who directed Rabbit Hole, was nominated in a design category, Excellence in Properties.

Patrick Petrilla received a nomination for Excellence in a Lead Role in a Play (Male) for his turn as the retired showbiz chimp Trevor in Trevor. Curtain Players staged the Nick Jones play in May.

The Theatre Roundtable determines award nominees and recipients through its responder program. Volunteer responders — most active within the local theatre community as practitioners, patrons, and/or educators — review all productions staged by member theatres during the calendar year.

The January 28 program also includes presentation of the Roundtable’s Harold Awards, given for exceptional commitment to Central Ohio theatre. The Central Ohio Theatre Critics’ Circle, too, will present its annual citations.

The Theatre Roundtable mission: Theatre Roundtable is committed to the belief that knowledge of, and participation in, the theatre arts is central to human existence. The Roundtable shall act as a lobbyist, promote cooperation among local theatre, encourage the development of theatre-in-education, foster theatrical diversity, work to expand the general theatre-going population, and endorse the development of professional standards. Questions? Contact theatreroundtable@gmail.com