The Week before Opening

Posted on Oct 15, 2011

There is nothing quite like the rush a week before opening, especially on a site specific show. This is when problem solving becomes the term of the day. Things that should be simple never seem to work quite right and things that you never thought could work somehow fall in to place. There is always a flurry of emails and phone calls. Ideas get abandoned while other flourish. Everything really takes shape.

We have had many big problems to solve all along the way with Debts. How are we going to fit the audience in to these tiny spaces? How are we going to call a show on the move through a house? How are we going to transmit sound in to every room and outside? And on and on. With lots of creative thinking and loads of man hours we are finally finding concrete answers to those questions.
It’s a remarkable feeling to take a risk and trust that the impossible can be achieved. In my experience it always comes together in the last week. There truly is nothing like the feeling of accomplishment when those handsfree walkie talkies finally work, the audience fits in to the tiny room and sound fills the house, seemingly out of nowhere.

PS Debts is selling fast with Oct 20 sold out and 22 almost full. If you want to be sure to see the show book in advance through Brown Paper Tickets ( as there will unlikely be tickets at the door.

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