“This Wonderful Life” Rehearsal thoughts

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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!

-Tony Caselli, Artistic Director

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