With just two and a half weeks until showtime, The Warehouse Ensemble is trucking along! We’ve found a home in a different warehouse to finish out our rehearsals. The space is huge and we get to practice all of our scenes just as we would if we were on Long Wharf’s stage! It’s big, bright and airy (sometimes a little too airy!) and we’re glad to have our new temporary home!
Another bonus of such a large space is that we can simultaneously work on building the set. In the back of the warehouse, David Sepulveda paints away for the different backgrounds of our set. The park, Jaqi’s bedroom and Kang’s Diner come together more and more each day. On the other side of that room, we filmed a music video starring “Patti” the bubbly and sole member of Cedar City High School’s Student Council. We’ll have that video up for you soon!
We’ve been working really diligently for the past 6 months. The WE members have been great, never complaining and dutifully coming to two rehearsals a week. So we decided to blow off some steam by doing some in character bowling at Circle Lanes in East Haven last week while the teens were on spring break from school. We incorporated games like Taboo (where the kids had to mime or describe a character or other element of the play without using certain key words) and a game where the characters had to gossip about another character without using their names. The kids had a ton of fun and it was great to have them all hang out with each other on a more personal level. It was a true team building experience for everyone. And they got to flex their bowling muscles too!
If you haven’t bought your tickets yet, what are you waiting for? Adult tickets are $20, $15 for children 10 and under. You can purchase by credit card on our Eventbrite page, located here: http://hopehigh2013-es2005.eventbrite.com/?rank=2 or call (203) 303-7300 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to purchase tickets in person.