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Last summer, Star Trek’s new Captain Kirk, Chris Pine got rave reviews for his stage work in the dark satire "The Lieutenant of Inishmore". Last night Pine won an LA Drama Circle Award for the play, and he was joined at the event by his father (a fellow Trek vet) who also won an award. Plus Star Trek Voyager’s Robert Beltran opens a new play in LA in April. Details below
Pines win LA Drama Circle Awards
The 42nd annual Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Awards were presented Monday night at the Colony Theatre in Burbank. Star Trek’s Chris Pine won the award for lead performance for his role of a sociopathic terrorist The Lieutenant of Inishmore at the Mark Taper Forum. As it happens, Chris Pine’s father Robert Pine (who appeared an an episode of Voyager) ; was also part of a production being honored at the LADCC ceremony, as noted by The Hollywood Reporter:
Two generations of Pines made their way to the stage when separate awards were announced. In addition to Chris Pine’s acceptance for his Inishmore win, Pine’s father, Robert Pine, came to the stage along with his fellow company members when the Antaeus Company took the evening’s final award for its production of King Lear.
Another winning Trek vet at the event was Gregory Itzin who won an award for featured performance in King Lear. Itzin has played five different characters spanning DS9, Voyager and Enterprise.
Beltran to star in Devil’s Advocate
In other Trek star on the LA stage news, last week it was announced that Robert Beltran, Voyager’s Chakotay, will star in the US premiere of the Venezuelan play The Devil’s Advocate, which tells the story of the "capture and breaking of the Panamanian strong man Manuel Noriega by the Vatican’s “Devil’s Advocate” Archbishop Jose Sebastian Laboa." Previews start March 23rd and opening night is April 1st. More details at thelatc.org.