Scenic Design Update: Tony Ferrieri’s design is now moving from the rendering and model phase to being realized in our main-stage space. I snapped a few photos today of the build in progress. You’ll find them interspersed below.
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The first step in this process was striking the previous set for Mat Smart’s charming 13th OF PARIS. So, down came the Parisian cafe and funky Rue des Gobelins apartment once haunted by jaunty Jacques. Next came a re-configuration of the audience seating. In FLIGHT the audience will be arranged in a “thrust” configuration (audience on three sides of the stage). In order to achieve this, the first few rows of seats closest to the stage are removed, divided and reconfigured on either side of the stage. This provides a much more intimate and dimensional relationship to the audience. The last time the main-stage was in this configuration was for 2007’s THE MUCKLE MAN. In the theatre, the deck of the stage is being built and carved into an elegantly curved and multi-layered platform system. While in the shop, layers of plasticor are hand-cut to create the semi-translucent layers of the tree that serves as the central image of the design.
Look for another update on the progress of the build soon.