We’re Getting Used to This Romeo & Juliet Thing

October 9, 2009 at 11:29 am Leave a comment

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Lately our building has been overrun with students and others from the School of Theatre who are getting ready for next week’s outdoor production of Romeo & Juliet, which will take place right outside the Hintz Family Alumni Center.

All kinds of people have been tromping through Ryan and Lori’s offices, dangling cables out the windows, and banging and sawing on the stage they’re constructing below. Downstairs you can barely walk without running into a huge equipment case—or one of the stagehands.

We often talk about how important it is for those of us on the alumni magazine staff to get out of our offices and see what’s going on around campus. So in spite of the noise and clutter, we actually kind of appreciate the fact that a campus event is going on right under our noses.

Late yesterday afternoon I stuck a camera out our bathroom window and took the photo above, just to give you an idea of how much work they’ve put into the project. Click on it to see it bigger.

By the way, there are two giant ladder-like trellises like the grey one you see on the left-hand side; I’m not sure whether actual actors will actually climb up and down those during the course of the production. (One of the ladders is anchored by rope to the handicapped railing in our bathroom—it seems like an accident just waiting to happen.)

We’re all looking forward to seeing the actual performance, which takes place next Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday (Oct. 13, 14, and 15) at 6:30 p.m. on the alumni center lawn. It’s free and no tickets are required. More info here.

Tina Hay, editor

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