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Monday, December 15, 2008

OLIVER TWIST production ends (almost) solid string of performances

Yesterday afternoon was the final performance of the Theatre Guild of Rockingham County's production of Oliver Twist. Thankfully we had none of the "problems" that kept us from going through the entire show on Saturday night. There was still a whiff of the smoke lingering around the building, but that didn't deter a strong audience from coming to enjoy the story of orphan Oliver Twist and his search for identity in 1840s London.

After the show ended and the audience had left, the entire cast and crew stuck around for another hour and struck the stage, tidied-up the rooms that we had been using in the Advanced Technologies Building at Rockingham Community College, and pretty much did our best to make sure that everything was cleaner than how we found it when we first started production back in October. After that, it was just a matter of stowing the sets and props at the Theatre Guild's warehouse, and then we headed to the fellowship hall of Woodmont United Methodist Church in Reidsville for the traditional strike party.

(Speaking of which, there will be video of this that I will be posting in the next few days. Something that a lot of people have been curious about and have asked me to do over the past several months :-)

Next up for the Theatre Guild: Monster in the Closet and 101 Dalmations, and then in the summer of 2009, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.


Anonymous said...

Do you plan on trying out for any of the productions come up?

Chris Knight said...

I might try for Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat with the Theatre Guild. And there are a couple other productions in the area that I'm looking at. There's one upcoming one of Children of Eden that Jay Smith (who played Cain in our own production during the summer) is directing in Greensboro that I wanted to try out for, but had too much on my plate at the moment.