The Enlightenment of Percival Von Schmootz
Adirondack Theatre Festival:
Charles R. Wood Theater
(Glens Falls, NY)
"Fed up with a world filled with plagues, pestilence, and poor personal hygiene, a ridiculously optimistic young man sets out on a quest to end the Dark Ages. As he attempts to bring the light of hope to the world, Percival von Schmootz meets with hilariously disastrous results at every turn. Yet in this outrageous, Monty Python-esque musical comedy, it is only when things look the darkest that Percival is able to discover what true enlightenment means, as he finds hope (and humor) in impossibly bleak circumstances."
Set in a town called "Manureshire," the entirety of the set and all props were requested by the designer to be "covered in a layer of poop dust." The distress textures were achieved by layering wood blocking with various complementary color and dirt washes. Other projects included a full-stage "watercolor" finished drop and a distressed gold leaf floor.