Final Curtain for One As Another Prepares to Raise It
Summer of the Seventeenth Dolls has finished, and as I went down for the first rehearsal of Arsenic and Old Lace at Heidelberg Theatre Company I couldn’t help seeing the remnants of the previous play.
The de-constructed set is strewn all around the edges of the stage as the new cast start taking over and making the stage their own. The furniture from the old play will be used for rehearsals as new furniture is found for the play.
Chalk on the walls is still there from the backstage crew so everyone would know where everything was. I suspect what is written there was an in joke between cast and crew. It will be washed off and there will be almost no trace of that play.
A new set will be built that will look something like that. I was told by the director, Bruce Akers, that there is another revised edition, but I think it will look similar to this. The new set will be built and it will devour the stage.
Arsenic and Old Lace has started rehearsing at Heidelberg Theatre Company and as a few of you have asked, I am going to be following it. I hope you enjoy the process once again.
I will be back next week, and I will learn everyone’s names and will introduce the cast to you.
I’m still in the Mallee, and spent some time today out photographing some places I’ve never been to before. That was nice. I haven’t looked at them yet.