Thursday, May 15, 2008

The Waverly Gallery

As I said before, I’ve been kind of busy lately, with work and church and community theater.
Yeah, I am involved in another play.
Rehearsals almost every night and then weekends building the set in my garage.

May 9-24-The Waverly Gallery:
StageWorthy Productions announces its second production of the 2007-2008 season,
Kenneth Lonergan’s “The Waverly Gallery”.
Performances will be at 2950 E. 55th Place (Indianapolis) on May 9, 10, 16, 23, & 24, 2008 at 8pm.
All seats are $10.
A Pulitzer Prize finalist, the play focuses on the final years of a generous, chatty and feisty grandmother’s final battle against Alzheimer’s disease.
The play explores her fight to retain her independence and the subsequent decline on her family, especially her grandson.
More than a memory play, “The Waverly Gallery” captures the humor and strength of a family in the face of crisis.

And….I’m in it!

I play the part of Howard Fine, Gladys’ son-in-law and step-dad to Gladys’ grandson.
Howard is a New York psychiatrist, and although he means well, doesn’t always say things in a very tactful way.

This play has been a lot hard work and is a lot of fun to do.

One major challenge has been building the set.
The play is presented on a local church stage, so we need to tear it down every weekend so they can have church on Sunday. Then we put the set back up Friday night in time for the performance.

So I built the entire set (there was no one else to do it) in my garage and hauled it to the church in my pick-up truck.
Each part of the set is light-weight, and is hinged so it closes and transports easily by two people.
The hinges enable the walls to be opened up so they are free-standing, yet sturdy.

I’ll put up pictures real soon.
(Assuming I remember my camera this week).

If you find yourself in the Indianapolis area during the next couple of weekends, please stop by and see the show. It is a very well written play and the cast is fantastic!

4 comments:

EE said...

I totally wish that I could come see the play...sounds like a good one
"and although he means well, doesn’t always say things in a very tactful way."...that's me;)

Dr.John said...

I wish I could come and see the play. I bet you do a great job.

Ellie said...

The play sounds fun and interesting. Have fun and post pictures if you don't forget your camera.

I think the term used in theatre is "break a leg"...for well wishes..so I am wishing you "break a leg" for this next time on stage.

:)

Sabine said...

Thanks for writing this.