Last night was Photo Call. Photo Calls are CRAZY. This one wasn't too bad except for the fact that we had a very short amount of time! We got it done & opened the house very late, but the audience was very forgiving. =) It was one of the best shows - if not THE best. I think their energy was up from that crazy photo call! HA! Anyway, photo call is when the director gives you a list of all the moments from the show that he wants & you go to those places in costume & with the lighting & all & take a few pics. So it's not actually DURING the production (which i hate because you lose some of the emotion, but it is the way they do it much of the time here!). Anyway, here are a few shots taken by my friend Davis Hotard.
Now, remember we did not use prosthetics or anything for this show, at the playwright's request. I love this, because it is the idea of seeing who he is as a person, not the horrifying exterior. We had someone (Matt Story) who has a terrific physique (he's actually a personal trainer) & i love that contrast...someone in this great shape playing The Elephant Man (though he did twist & contort his hips & legs & such).
John Merrick & the model of St. Philip's Church
John Merrick with Dr. Treves & you can see the Bishop in the mirror.
Treves & Merrick
Merrick & Ross - (Mike Katchmer - he may be my favorite local actor - brilliant) =)
Merrick talking with the Pinheads
Another of the model - I love it - Chris Adams, the technical director built it.
A pinhead dancing over The Elephant Man at the end of his life.
Beautiful Show! I will miss it!