Design Notes and Ideas

 

Set Design

i apologize - i will get dimensions for these really bad pix eventually

 

the crib is set on the same platform as the audience

we will have to level the floor unless we like the idea of the weirdness of different levels in the crib

bars on two sides, say 41/2 feet high or so...

the stage area is probably going to be primarily kitchen but if i can find a couch then there will be a kitchen table and four chairs and a couch

hopefully we will have a backdrop of the apt and a scrim of some kind so we can play around with shadows

for instance - Stephanye: what if He and She are in shadow and magnified by that?

click here for a pix of the entrances and exits....

Costumes

Guthrie has expressed a willingness to design our costumes... as we rehearse in small groups we will find time to discuss this with him..

He - a suit, a house husband outfit, a slave outfit, the crazy sex coat, a final casual outfit
She - housewifey dress, business suit, dominatrix, combo outfit, final casual outfit
Baby - one outfit as a baby, one as an adult
A1 - casual street outfit, a throw-on angel outfit; wings, halo? robe?
A2 - casual street outfit, a throw-on angel outfit; wings, halo? robe?
W1 - a botticelli dress
W2 - one-color dress, tap dance outfit
OM - casual outfit and perhaps a coat and hat
OW - casual outfit and perhaps a coat and hat

Make up

little or no pancake please
eyes, cheeks, lips and such is fine

Props

We will figure this out as we go. perhaps i can interest elena in keeping the master list for this?

Multi-Media

I'm still hoping to negotiate with Steve and Guthrie for some interesting videography/tv bits and peaces

Music

the band is nick on guitar, andrea on bass and me on, well, what else? vocals...

the show opens with nyro's poverty train and a nick solo

then in the first intermission there is the option of folks joining us in a hard day's night (beatles) (i have sheet music for anyone who wants to sing this - ask me for the music if you want to sing this so i know who's inerested- but w1 and w2 can't cuz they don't exist yet)

then in the second intermission there is the option of folks joining us in a heaven is a place on earth (belinda carlisle) (i have sheet music for anyone who wants to sing this - ask me for the music if you want to sing with us on this one)