One Strike, You’re out!
This past Sunday, the cast and crew of Urinetown did what every cast and crew dreads the most: the strike. All of the love, sweat, and tears that went into constructing the set was thrown up into a fog of sawdust and neutral colored paint as we took down all of the set pieces and repainted the floor boards old black. Everyone was assigned a crew: some handled the packaging and return shipping of the costumes, and others were assigned to clean the backstage area. But if you were like the ever-so ambitious Christiena Auguste, you signed yourself up for the toughest and most physically exhausting crew: the demolition crew. For some reason, unknown to me, I managed to convince myself that learning how to use a screw driver properly and ripping down a bunch of wood would be “no big deal. Ah, it’ll be a piece of cake!” It was anything but a piece of cake; however, that frustration didn’t last long because about five minutes into it, someone showed me the secret to getting a screw out in less than 10 seconds. After that we had smooth sailing! We spent most of Sunday morning just taking down the set, recycling wood and screws, and repainting the theatre floor black. After all of our hearts were “metaphorically” ripped out of our chests from seeing our beloved set being taken down, we were able to refresh ourselves with a trip to the beautiful and intriguingly constructed home of Rebecca Rovezzi ’14. Once the twenty minute ride was over, we entered the house to be greeted with some of the best Italian food the world has to offer, along with a warm welcome from the Rovezzi family. Just to sum up the events of the evening, we laughed, we cried, we ate, and we slept on the ride back. What a day!
Wednesday February, 22, 2012 at 09:12AM