Opening Weekend!

As I have spent every opening night of my life wracked with anxiety and borderline melodramatic panic, I certainly do not consider myself a stranger to pre-show nerves. But I approached An Ideal Husband’s opening night with uncharacteristic chillness because I felt I...

Tech/Final Dress

People who have experience in creating theater are very fond of saying things along the lines of “tech week is the worst”, “tech week? You mean hell week!”, “I would rather abandon my family and live alone in a hole than sit through another minute of this tech...

In the Thick of It

With a week and a half left until opening night, things are starting to kick into high gear. At this point, expectations for rehearsals are pretty consistent: we run the show stopping only when absolutely necessary, saving any corrections for the note...

Weather Permitting

Of all the elements of working with Actors’ Theatre that are completely unique to the company, the physical logistics of the rehearsal are some of the most unusual. We rehearse outdoors except in the case of extreme precipitation (only weaklings go inside when...

Rehearsals Begin

Auditions for all four shows in the 35th season took place in March, but rehearsal for Ideal Husband didn’t begin until the end of June. This long break gave us time to finish cutting Oscar Wilde’s script and further flesh out other aspects of Philip’s vision. Mostly,...
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