Yesterday after putting my time in at my day job, I headed over to the Huber for set construction. I finally got a glimpse of the old theatre full of flats, scraps, set decor, etc. It was like walking into an attic which I enjoy doing looking at the treasure trove of the past. We took a bunch of flats and furniture over to construct Holmes’ abode at 221B Baker Street as well as Baskerville Hall.
When it comes to set building, I fall into one of two categories… those who can… do. Those who can’t… stand aside. The paint brushes were snatched up before I got a chance to put my paining to use.
I was useful in my new role of facilitaTORE (emphasis on the TORE!). I am perfectly willing to do my part even if it means playing fetch, holding a ladder, or whatever seemingly minor job needs tending to. I even got to tape some of the seems in the walls before the paint was applied. I know where my real talent lies I just am taken aback that some have more than one theatrical talent.
But after nearly 10 hours of work, the set is (according to reliable sources) about 90% complete. I must say that working with friends to get the job done definitely helped. Laughing, pizza, laughing, and a lot of work goes somewhat more smoothly when you have friends with you and even some who actually know what they are doing… or do a good job acting like they do.
To see the finished product (which I feel will only help make those on stage look better), reserve your tickets now to see the immortal Sherlock Holmes mystery, The Hound of the Baskervilles, October 15-17.