It’s nice to see how the puzzle pieces fit together to create something great. A week ago, the pieces of production for Vengeance in the Lord’s were still in their shops. But since then the staff have been busy making a masterpiece on stage. With dress rehearsal so soon, it’s no surprise that they've got their stuff together.
The costume designer has given a starting point, said Virginia Emerson. Now all that has to be done is to see how the costumes look on stage, or next to the set, or on the actors. Nothing is final. Since this is a modern show, there will still be changes made to the outfits as the designer and the director, Peter DuBois, see them on stage. Virginia has also been arranging the necessary paperwork to determine what quick changes will need to be done backstage.
The paint shop is on their way as well. They are currently trying to catch up with all the changes being made. Most of the things that I’ve seen them working on are already set up on stage and looking great. Now they just need to do the last minute jobs like working on the shelves for the kitchen, adding more exterior details, finishing up the bathroom door, and aging the windows and door knobs. After seeing how most of the set looks on stage, Pecan said that they decided to build an extra doorway with a curtain to hide the staircase. They are also working on the telephone poles to go “outside” for the play.
Props is in the same boat as the other shops. They are basically done with the big things—it’s just the little things that need work. All they plan to do, said Kris, is see what’s missing and see what everything looks like under the lights. At this point, it’s all about the details to help the director and designer further tell the story.
That’s it for now. I’m excited to see how the dress rehearsal goes and if any changes will be made once we see how everything looks on stage.
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The Huntington Theatre Company's Production of Vengeance is the Lord's is playing November 12 through December 12, 2010 at the Boston University Theatre, 264 Huntington Ave, Boston MA. For tickets and information click here or call our box office at 617 266-0800