Legawiec play nabs seven L.A. Circle Awards noms

The Ziggurat Theater’s stylized production of Steven Legawiec’s “Red Thread” at the Gascon Theater Center was nominated Monday for seven Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Awards, including best production.

The LADCC kudos are presented for excellence in Los Angeles and Orange County theater for 2002.

South Coast Repertory’s staging of Shaw’s “Major Barbara” received six nods, while five went to “The Woman in Black,” staged by Road Theater Co. in North Hollywood.

“Red Thread” will compete for the best production award against Intl. City Theater’s “Amy’s View,” “Major Barbara” and “Napoli Milionaria” from Other Side of the Hill Prods./the Road Theater Co.

Picking up three noms each were Theatre/Theater’s staging of “Trainspotting”; the Colony Theater’s West Coast preem of tuner “Side Show”; and Collective/Stages‘ “La Gioconda.”

Two noms each went to the Ahmanson Theater’s presentation of “The Full Monty”; Road Theater’s “Napoli Milionaria”; Circle X Theater’s “Laura Comstock’s Bag-Punching Dog”; South Coast Rep’s “The Dazzle”; Padua Playwrights’ staging of John O’Keefe’s “Times Like These”; the Mark Taper Forum adaptation of “The House of Bernarda Alba”; and the Blank Theater Co. revival of Edward Albee’s “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?”

Awards will be presented March 10 in a ceremony at Burbank’s Colony Theater.

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