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Christopher Reeve, Amy Irving, playwright Richard Foreman and director Peter Brook were the big names among 24 drama luminaries who walked home Monday night with a Village Voice Obie Award, which honors excellence in Off- and Off-Off-Broadway theater. Foreman received his Obie at the 33rd annual awards ceremony in New York for sustained achievement as a playwright, while Reeve was honored for his work on behalf of Chilean artists and Brook was awarded best director for the “Mahabarata.” Irving won for her performance in “The Road to Mecca.” Caryl Churchill’s “Serious Money” and Maria Irene Fornes’ “Abingdon Square” shared the award for best new play. The playwrights also won a $1,000 cash grants from the Voice.


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