Status? The Mystery of Irma Vep opened successfully last night - always a relief. From the set designer's point of view, the last minute addition of a leopard skin rug (beautifully painted on) worked just fine. Lighting was lovely. The set looked almost like the model and nothing fell off on an actor or anything, so I was happy. This was a fiddly carpentry and painterly set and the carpenters and painters worked like fiends to get it finished - thank you!
The only upset was the sudden illness of one of WaterTower Theater's board members. He was doing better almost immediately and was taken for further care - all good wishes to Buddy today. After about a fifteen minute break, the actors jumped back into the show very smoothly, very professionally... which is tough to do, actually, since they build up a head of steam in performance and need that momentum.
Today - a meeting with the builder on The Beauty Queen of Leenane. My own personal theater train just keeps on steaming along...