We opened Dinner at Home between Deaths in Los Angeles. I will add more pictures as I get production photos. Here are a couple. The set is truly magnificent. I wrote this play without regard for cost. As you likely know, mostly us playwrights write for a black box and no money. I had decided this time to write for Broadway. With this World Premiere, the designers and producers had to solve all the problems I created for a small and lower cost space. They did an amazing job. The set serves for four distinct playing areas. A dining room, which it mostly looks like here, an office, a bathroom (the table transforms into a bathtub!) and a sail boat. The second picture shows you how they sail. They stand on the table and credenza. There is a sculpture that comes down to serve as the sail. It hangs back up to be art in the dining room. The designers and Stuart Ross, director, were so smart and inventive. It works perfectly. I am thrilled.
I owe some plays. I will confess I didn't finish loading all of the February plays. Will do. Meanwhile, have been very busy rehearsing Dinner at Home between Deaths at Odyssey Theatre in Los Angeles. This is a world premiere so the rehearsal process has brought many discoveries and generated rewrites. It has been an interesting process because some of the rewrites are right for the play and some will be unique to this production. I like responding to actors in this way and finding what will work for them. We're mid week three at this point which means we will be in tech in nanoseconds. This is scary, but I know all will come together. We have amazing designers, engaged actors and a stellar director in Stuart Ross. Other than the traffic, which truth be told, is getting to me, I am digging it here. Living mostly with my dear brother-in-law Bob in Seal Beach and sometimes with friends in the Valley. Seeing friends and theater. Catching some good meals in between rehearsal fasting. Ha! Looking forward to France coming out Tuesday for opening.
Right now, Andrea is either writing, coaching or walking Lady.