Sunday was a busy day at the Cameco Capitol Arts Centre in Port Hope. The set designed by Lauren Page Russell was assembled and built on the stage by the Set Builders. Set construction and some painting happen over a period of months and then it comes together when the production moves into the theatre for the aptly named “Hell Week’ of fine tuning, adjustments, safety checks,and learning to work in the actual on stage and backstage space space. The actors and crew have moved to the stage for the technical and dress rehearsals every evening prior to Opening Night on Friday, February 23. The set guys and painters will be busy during the days to finish the details of the set and to make sure it is safe.
It is hard to catch photos of the Builders in action but here are a few of them.
Jamie Spereman helps to move the heavy flat into place with Tony Walker.
It’s not that simple. Some thought is best before moving and attaching those heavy pieces. Tim Russel (centre) takes a closer look and consults with John Matthew (left) and Tony Walker (right).
Lauren explains to dad, Tim Russell, while Frank Burns (left) and David McTavish (second left) wonder how it can be attached.
Almost there. Tim Ruseell and Ken MacDonald (centre) make sure it is right while Klaus Schroeder (right) adds support.
See Delores, the nuns, and everyone else on the finished set soon.
Feb 23, 24, 25, March 1, 2, 3, 2018 at 7:30 pm
Feb 24, 25, Mar 3, 4, 2018 at 2:00 pm
Tickets $29 (+ handling) Students $25 (+ handling)
Call the Captol Arts Centre box office at 905-885-1071
or purchase online at www.capitoltheatre.com