Hey, Kids! Let’s Put the Show on Right Here!

There’s something wonderfully let’s-put-the-show-on-right-here about Stage Door productions, a feeling heightened by rehearsing in the reception lobby. We move furniture, assemble the set, rehearse, dissemble the set, and replace the furniture. In the meantime, we play, figure things out, make some mistakes, and maybe make a few discoveries as well.

Like this one.

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See it? It was only partially intentional, but it turns out that our set is an arrow, an image that recurs throughout Gallathea (not surprising seeing as both Cupid and Diana are major characters).

Of course, this is only our rehearsal set. The actual set will look...well, it won’t look that different, actually. Remember, we’re putting the show on right here!

 

Braids

So without giving too much away, I needed to acquire a set of braids for a character to wear in Gallathea. I poked around Joann’s, came up empty, surrendered to the inevitable, and ordered them from Amazon. In the picture, they looked cute, like Laura Ingalls’ hair.

They arrived today.                                                                  Wait. There’s more.

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If Laura Ingalls was dragging these braids around while roaming the American frontier, she might not have lasted long enough to write Little House on the Prairie.

I haven’t taken a scissors to them yet, though that’s probably in their future. For now, I’m just relishing how ridiculously long they are and wondering if I shouldn’t actually direct a production of Rapunzel instead. Or something about Lady Godiva maybe. Or Hair.