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July 30, 2017 Arts and Entertainment

WCP nominated for NJACT Perry Awards

From: Westfield Community Players

(Westfield, NJ) July 30 - Westfield Community Players has been nominated for several NJACT 2017 Perry Awards.  The nominations were announced at NJACT (New Jersey Association of Community Theaters) nomination ceremony held on July 29 at UCPAC/Hamilton Stage in Rahway, NJ.

Westfield Community Players (WCP) received nominations for OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTOR IN A PLAY for Fred Dennehy (Cranbury, NJ) for his role as Sir Lawrence Wargrave in And Then There Were None, produced in Oct. 2016, and OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTOR IN A PLAY for Sean Lough (Fanwood, NJ) for his role as Randle P. McMurphy in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, produced in May, 2017.  Nominated for OUTSTANDING ACTRESS IN A PLAY went to Jean Kuras (Glen Ridge, NJ) for her role as Mrs. Emily Brent in And Then There Were None, and nominated for OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A PLAY was Adam Ziering (Springfield, NJ) for his role as Billy Bibbit in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest.  Nominated for OUTSTANDING FEATURED ACTOR IN A PLAY was Joe Leo (Cranford, NJ) for his role as Cheswick in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest.  Anita Esteve (Pompton Plains, NJ) was nominated for OUTSTANDING STAGE MANAGEMENT OF A PLAY for stage managing One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest.  Additionally, Steve Lemenille (Clark, NJ) was nominated to be inducted into NJACT's HALL OF FAME for directing.

WCP's productions of And Then There Were None (Oct. 2016) was directed by Steve Lemenille, produced by Kay Macrae (Springfield, NJ) and Stage Managed by Katie Engel (Rahway, NJ) and One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (May, 2017) was directed by Ken Webb (Cranford, NJ), produced by Steve Lemenille and Stage Managed by Anita Esteve.

The 44th Annual NJACT Perry Award presentations will be held on Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017 at the Union County Performing Arts Center, 1601 Irving St., Rahway, NJ 07065.  For information, please visit: http://www.ucpac.org/

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