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Ladies wins big at fest

The White Rock Players Club production of Ladies of the Camellias won several awards at Mainstage 2011 in Kamloops earlier this month.  - File photo
The White Rock Players Club production of Ladies of the Camellias won several awards at Mainstage 2011 in Kamloops earlier this month.
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White Rock Players Club’s production of Ladies of the Camellias returned from Kamloops with a handful of awards earlier this month, after competing at Mainstage 2011.

The play, written by Lillian Garret-Groag and directed by Paul Kloegman, wrapped up the July 1-9 provincial festival by winning several awards.

The cast was named best ensemble at the festival, and the play was named runner-up for the top award of best production by adjudicator Dean Paul Gibson.

Among those on the cast and crew who received awards at the festival were Erick Driscoll, who took top honours for best technical lighting, Pat McLean, who won two trophies for best costumes and best set design, and stage manager Shelagh Shermann, who won best back-stage etiquette.

Shermann also won a special award for ‘best stage managed timed call’ for a sandbag that must drop at a crucial moment in the 1890s backstage comedy about feuding theatrical divas Sarah Bernhardt and Eleanora Duse.

Top honours at this year’s Mainstage went to Langley Players Club’s production of Lost in Yonkers, which took home six other awards, including best director, best actress, best supporting actress and best supporting actor.

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