Our first week of rehearsals for Bonhoeffer’s Cost are now complete, and things are already moving along quite nicely. We dove right in with blocking and managed to stage the entire show over the course of just three rehearsals.
Producing the show in a non-traditional, unconventional theater space like the Sanctuary at Palm Valley Lutheran Church poses some interesting challenges. The playing area isn’t very wide and is incredibly shallow, so we’re very limited as to what we can do with movement. Still, the smaller space works well for a show like Bonhoeffer’s Cost. Like the character of Bonhoeffer himself, the show feels confined in a claustrophobic pressure cooker. The unique limitations of the space also required us to simplify our set. While the script calls for multiple settings and plenty of furniture, we’ve decided to use only one table, two chairs, and projections to set the scene. We’re forced to think outside the box and come up with creative solutions to staging problems, and that’s an exciting and fulfilling challenge.
Despite all the hard work in rehearsals this week, we still had time to take this video of the Sanctuary which shows the beauty of the 120 year-old building. We can’t wait to see the pews full of audience members.
This week, we start my favorite part of the rehearsal process as we begin working the show scene by scene and continue to develop the characters and relationships.
Till next time,
Director, Bonhoeffer’s Cost
BONHOEFFER’S COST plays The Sanctuary at Palm Valley Lutheran Church, located at 2500 East Palm Valley Blvd, Round Rock, TX. The play runs Thursday, May 11-Sunday, May 21, 2017. Performances are Thursdays – Saturdays at 7:30pm with matinee performances on Saturdays and Sundays at 2:30pm. A free post-show reception will follow the opening night performance on Thursday, May 11th. A post-show discussion with the cast and creative team will follow the performance on Friday, May 12th and the evening performance on Saturday, May 20th.
Tickets are $12-20 with discounts available to Seniors, Students, Teachers/Educators and Current/Ex Military. To reserve tickets, please visit www.ticketor.com/agapetheatre or call us at 512-88-STAGE.
For more information, please visit http://www.agapetheatre.org/bonhoeffers-cost.html or call 512-88-STAGE.
BONHOEFFER’S COST is recommended for audience members age 13 and up.
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