By Joe Szek
A community theatre that does not have access to the performance facility prior to move in can present challenges on several levels with load in of the set, props, costumes and touch ups where necessary. Cue to cue of lights must be monitored with sound along with rehearsal time to ensure that what was rehearsed elsewhere and working can also be staged in the facility.
When the said production runs into technical issues pre-show time, I feel for the company as I’ve been there as an actor – pulses racing, remaining calm, hoping and praying the audience is not getting annoyed because the production has not started on time. When the production finally begins and there are still glitches, “Eeeekkkk!”