Friday, January 25, 2008

"White Trash" party

Between my junior and senior year of college, I was one of ten interns at my college theater. Between May and August, we put on 4 awesome, shows, which included: Little Shop of Horrors, Spinning Into Butter, Deathtrap and Always, Patsy Cline.

It definitely was an interesting experience, one which included 18 hour days and not leaving work until the sun was coming up. Those were the nights that one show ended (Sunday) and we had to dismantle the set and put up the new one before the next day, so the cast could start rehearsing the next morning. The new show would open on Tuesday night and run for two weeks. So between Monday morning and Tuesday afternoon, everything, including the set, lighting, sound, music, setting, etc, would have to be in place and completely functioning. That's not to say that nothing went wrong, because believe me, they did. There was one show of Deathtrap, in which two bats had decided that the theater roof was a good place to beat the heat. It actually suited the mood of the play, as it was "a dark and stormy night" :-) We eventually shooed them out of the receiving dock.

Now, even though it may sound like all we did was work, put on shows and sleep, we made good use of our time off as well. Many parties were had, bars attended, and it's where I first encountered a Corona (I'm a REAL lightweight). :-) Often, these parties would have themes. One of those mentioned parties was White Trash" night. Since we had access to a warehouse of props and costumes, the townhouse in which the party was held was decorated accordingly. It had a car bumper on a wall, flamingos on the grass, a beer bottle chandelier and an old car chair adorned with a vibrating machine.

Let me tell you, it was nice! :-)

(I LOVED those glasses, by the way)



Blogger Brittany said...

I can't stop laughing at the picture... That's so awesome!

January 25, 2008 at 5:14 PM  
Anonymous villapardo said...

My mommy told me that if I don't have anything good to say, I shouldn't say anything at all. Wonderfully terrible!

January 25, 2008 at 9:39 PM  

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