One week of rehearsals down, only 3 to go! Exciting times ahead.
The first week of any rehearsal is usually kind of uncertain. You don't know how prepared everyone is going to be, you don't know what problems are going to arise. This rehearsal has been very different!
The show's already in a fantastic state. The cast have gotten used to each other quickly, and the energy and enthusiasm they bring is exciting to watch! Our visual design is coming together at a very fast pace; thanks to Jemma, our costume designer, we're already all set for costumes! You'll be seeing some of them very soon!
We will be staging this play in the Traverse. The best way I can describe how it looks is it's a bit like a sandwich. The audience is the bread, and the performance space is the meat! The actors are surrounded by audience on two sides, instead of just performing to a typical auditorium. It's been a lot of fun rehearsing this way, and I've been struck by how much this staging aids and enhances the piece. Our setup lends itself to a powerful, intimate atmosphere. When you arrive at the Players Theatre on the night, you are going to find yourself immersed in the world of 90s New York!
Next week, we're moving further and further ahead as we finalize the final set and costume designs! Everything is falling into place very quickly... this is going to be a fantastic show. More updates to come soon!