Friday, February 21, 2020

On the Dark Side of Twilight: Clague Playhouse

Ten years ago, Great Lakes Theater produced my first outreach tour "On the Dark Side of Twilight."

Sunday, February 21, 2010

The Good News: We had a full house at Clague! A long-time venue for the GLTF outreach tour, and always very supportive, they were forced to turn away a large number of people. This was no doubt due to the fact that 1) they always have a great showing for our tour 2) a positive write-up the the PD and 3) it's got vampires in it.

The Bad News: We were forced to turn away a large number of people! I hope folks who were not able to get a seat show up at one of our future venues.

Today's audience was outstanding. They got everything. I just love the reaction during the Nosferatu sequence. During the discussion Elaine made note of arc three, when the satire abruptly stops, and things get kind of serious for a little bit. I am glad she saw that.

Everyone at Clague was super, it's always a challenge figuring out how to get our set to work there. It is an intimate space and we always arrive during a run or just before one and often there is a realistic set on the stage we need to work around.

Not only were we (with the help of the always fabulous Ron Newell) able to get the set up, and the sides well-masked, but the weird configuration backstage kept the three of us in the cast on our toes. I think that, and the full house, really pumped up our performance.

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