for the League of Cincinnati Theatres (LCT) have recognized University of Cincinnati’s College Conservatory of Music’s The Time of Your Life with 2 LCT nominations, for Ensemble in a Play and for scenic design (Mark Halpin).
William Saroyan’s sprawling, elegant and bittersweet play was the first drama to win both the Pulitzer Prize and the Drama Critics’ Circle Award. Set in a waterfront bar on the docks of San Francisco, the play is filled with colorful characters, love and the follies of humanity in what the New York Post calls a “tender and hilarious, probing and elusive” portrait of life.
Panelists praised Mark Halpin’s “beautifully detailed, well designed, and functional” set. The ensemble cast “showed mature, deep understand of their characters, from leads to walk-ons”; “this was an ensemble delight…with strong and lively performances.”
Final LCT awards will be determined at the end of the season and announced at the LCT gala in the spring.