Rehearsal entry #3

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Another great rehearsal today.

One of the things that you worry about, when you do a comedy, is keeping it “honest”. Today we found some of those moments where this play, which can be very silly, gets very warm and honest. You can see, watching the rehearsal and reading the play, where a bad production of this would be full of charicatures – actors up there not really being real people. When you keep it honest, though, and ...

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Rehearsal entry #2

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The second and third rehearsals have gone very well.

On Tuesday, we spent a lot of time playing with furniture placement, and letting the actors just move through the space. Since this is the first show in this space, we needed to see what some of the sightlines were going to be, and how to best lay out the furniture. Bart Bauer, our marvelous set designer, had given suggestions and said “But get in the theatre ...

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Rehearsal entry #1

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Well, rehearsals have begun for our first show at Williamston Theatre. I’m Tony Caselli, I’m Artistic Director of Williamston Theatre, and I’ll also be Directing the first show.

The show is Additional Particulars, by Ed Simpson. A sweet, funny play.

The first rehearsal went well. Our cast is great – Aaron Moore, Dennis North, Emily Sutton-Smith and Brian Thibault.

Rehearsal started with the usual paperwork – handled nicely by our Managing Director Chris Purchis, ...

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