As the prop person, my active involvement in the production is coming to an end. The vast majority of the props have now been assembled; there are a few I forgot to bring yesterday, and a few that are still being tracked down by the prop elves. We don’t know yet how the gravy will […]
WHAT DO YOU DO WITH IT THEN? TELL ME! WHAT DO YOU DO WITH IT?
Corinna said it was OK for the production team to contribute to the Bette and Boo Blog. So I, who am in charge of props for the show, am posting about my scientific investigation of the Gravy Problem. Emily has to spill the gravy. The gravy has to sit there on the floor, ugly and […]
Free stuff and here we go!
Ask for free stuff and you shall receive… Thus far, I have been very successful in procuring free stuff to fit into our close to $0 budget. I hope my luck holds. The Revels kindly passed along a wedding dress when their show finished last Saturday. Rockefeller Chapel graciously agreed to lend us a robe […]
B and B: Striking the right note
The challenge to successfully directing Durang is finding the right note to strike. While the content of the show- still borns, alcoholism, verbal abuse, general family dysfunction- are not funny on their own, the vehicle is hilarious, and it is important for the actors to be unapologetic and dive right in. As Durang says in his […]
A 50-50 Proposition
“Marriage is a 50-50 proposition,” Bette tells Boo. He responds: “Where do you come up with these sayings? On the back of matchpacks?” In spite of Boo’s scorn, I believe that directing is the same way. I like directing better than acting. Acting makes me realize all my inadequacies and the fact that my default […]
Bette and Boo: The First Read Through
The actors showed up in character and know exactly what they’re doing! Of course we started off with a bacon machine and an icebreaker. The Marriage of Bette and Boo is an ensemble piece, and I feel like it is important to build the community from the beginning. We are, after all, the Hyde Park […]