Friday, July 4, 2008

When the drawings hit the stage...

If you have been following the Endstation blog you are surely familiar with the progress of production for The Bluest Water. We have been putting up scenery, hanging lights, painting, hanging drapery, and pulling props, getting prepared to pull all of the technical elements together for tech week. Well, it is upon us. Tech week is finally here and I must say I am in awe of the work and effort that has been put into producing this show.

It hit me the other night when I was sitting watching a run through of the show. The Blue Ridge Summer Theatre Festival is happening... we are in the midst of it and the people involved are all working so diligently to create art that is worthy of our audiences. I am so grateful to be working with such a talented group of artists and my design concepts have slowly begun to unfold upon the stage. It is during this time in the process where my lists of things to do get smaller by the day and I tend to get a little sentimental about the whole thing.

Dan, David & JD carrying an old tub basin!

Scrapyard at Thomas A. Johnson Furniture in Lynchburg

I'm painting some fence which will encircle the audience.

The debris pile melts into the rest of the floor treatment.

Set walls, corrugated "metal", and paint brushes on sticks...

A sneak preview of the set, don't go giving away our secrets blog readers!

A LOT has been going on onstage at Babcock Auditorium and that means we are VERY close to the opening of our show. We are finalizing the environment that you will be experiencing as a Blue Ridge Summer Theatre Festival goer and we are very excited to present this product to you. Stay tuned for more news on the blog and in the meantime wish us well during tech week!

Krista Franco
Endstation Blogger and Resident Designer

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