‘Mnemonic,’ ‘Proof’ lauded

'Bat Boy,' 'Alice' revival also tapped

NEW YORK — “Mnemonic” and “Proof” each took three Lucille Lortel Awards, given for excellence in Off Broadway theater. The awards presentation is a joint venture of the League of Off Broadway Theatres & Producers and the Lucille Lortel Foundation.

The Theatre du Complicite’s “Mnemonic” was cited as unique theatrical experience, as well as for its lighting design, by Paul Anderson, and its sound design, by Christopher Shutt.

David Auburn’s “Proof” won for outstanding play, with its director, Dan Sullivan, and lead actress, Mary-Louise Parker, honored in their respective categories.

Other 2001 Lortel Awards include the musical “Bat Boy”; the revival of “Tiny Alice”; actor Alan Bates for “The Unexpected Man”; featured actor Justin Kirk, “Ten Unknowns”; featured actress Julianna Margulies, “Ten Unknowns”; choreographer Christopher Gatelli, “Bat Boy”; set designer David Gallo, “Jitney”; and costume designer Jane Greenwood, “Old Money.”

The awards ceremony takes place May 7 at the Lucille Lortel Theater.

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