In rehearsals for “This Wonderful Life”

The set is coming along very nicely! As usual, Bart Bauer is doing some great work. For this show we’ve essentially created a storytelling “universe”, similar to the one in the film version of our play, and populated it with a handful of more realistic “iconic” pieces.

This show is a lot of fun to work on. It’s also got some neat challenges. It’s a one-man show, and I’ve done one of those (Fully Committed), and it’s also got a lot of story-theatre elements to it. I’ve directed one of those, also (Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol). So I’m glad I’ve got those two shows, and what I learned during them, to reflect on as we tackle this one. Not that we’ll be copying anything, but experience with those styles is proving helpful! Of course, this is also unique in that it’s an adaptation of a film, which lends itself to some fun opportunities (as well as a couple of dangerous traps, if you’re not careful!)

And I’ve said it before, and I will undoubtedly say it again: it’s amazing how many times you can learn the Keep It Simple Stupid lesson! (and by “you”, I mean “me”!) (And by amazing, I mean amazing.)

The Williamston Theatre!

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3 thoughts on “In rehearsals for “This Wonderful Life”

  1. I had a dream the other night about the set for your show….it didn’t look like this exactly. The wall on the far stage right opened up (retracted like a curtain kinda) and there was a full three dimensional London city-scape. It was pretty cool but would extend all the way to East Lansing I think!!
    Your set makes much more sense.

    • That would be very cool – as soon as we can buy the buildings around us, we’re expanding so we can build that set! Expect it around the year 2027. 🙂
      (and, wait… “It’s A Wonderful Life” and London don’t go together… how much did you DRINK before you went to sleep that night?!)

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