August 2, 2007

"Brendan" set and other news

This is a picture of the preliminary model for Brendan, designed by Alexander Dodge (Present Laughter). We're not quite sure the real thing will end up being quite so reflective, but who can say at this point. We're in the process of searching for materials and budgeting. Dan said he'd be done today, but I keep distracting him with other issues. Yep - that's the Citgo sign! Brendan is set right here in Beantown.

In other news: we heard from our friends at the Guthrie today. Their facilities overlook the riverfront and the bridge that collapsed last night. Their staff is physically unscathed, as far as they know, but a company member of The Children's Theatre Company is reported to be in critical conditions from injuries sustained in the collapse. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of our friends in Minneapolis.

On a MUCH lighter note: Sometimes doing research for our shows can be fun. For instance - our costume design assistant, Mary Lauve, found THIS today while researching kilts and accessories for The 39 Steps. Scroll down until you see the kitty on the right. Sick - but funny. PS - A sporran is the decorative purse that hangs (like a codpiece) in front of kilt.

Finally - our box office staff is nearly ready to package up all subscription tickets and get them sent out. Just waiting on one more item to come in from the printer. It's quite a task, and the good news is that they have a few more to mail this season than they did last year!

Subscribers are invited to a reception on Tuesday, August 21 from 5:30 - 7:00 PM. Subscribers WILL have their tickets by then and can come down, get backstage tours from yours truly and our terrific production staff, and get all of their subscription questions answered. Want an invite? Be sure you subscribe soon.

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