But, we're approaching the end. "Crunch week" is what the folks 'round these parts call it. Coming from the back-stage side of theatre, I've always called it "Tech Week." And, since I'm in charge once we move in (We cannot rehearse in our performance space, and will be moving in on May 9th. The show opens May 15th.), I can call it whatever I want.
It's a small production, and it's community theatre. I wear many hats -- stage manager, props mistress, co- set designer, set dresser, lobby display and marquee designer, costume and hair researcher, part-time assistant director, and cookie baker.
So, I have an interesting to-do list coming into the next week:
- Hand-write five letters in envelopes from George to his daughter, Rosalind
- Finish assembling four copies of Variety using the full-sized front and back covers I've already created in Publisher
- Gather some faux fruit
- Find my puffy shirt
- Pick up an ottoman from one of the actors
- Create a Performance Schedule for the stage-right wall of the set
- Find an appropriate notepad and two pens for the side table onstage
- Attach a china marker to a string for the onstage bulletin board
- Rummage in the attic to find the coat rack I know I have, to use on-set
- Send marquee photos to SnapFish for printing
- Buy several gallons of paint based on the paint chips I picked up last week
- Begin pencilling in cues in my performance Book
- Ask again if anyone knows where the headsets are
Set painting should start on Tuesday and end on Thursday if all goes well. And move-in is next Saturday. Then the Tech Week fun begins!!! Wheee!