CHARGE ARTIST

The Enlightenment of Percival Von Schmootz

(June 2019)

Percival Sun

Percival Sun

Distressed gold leaf, clockwork-style sun.

Percival Floor

Percival Floor

Is it a crayon sun? The golden universe? A splat of bird poop? It's all three!

Percival Process

Percival Process

Various set pieces and unit painting process.

Percival Drop

Percival Drop

The town of Manureshire dies of the black plague.

Shoveling shit.

I See the Light

I See the Light

Mother Von Schmootz's dying ballad.

Life on the Stage

Life on the Stage

Percival joins an acting troupe!

The Sacred Order of the Knights

The Sacred Order of the Knights

Percival joins a band of knights!

Save His Life/Let Him Die

Save His Life/Let Him Die

Mother Superior asks for a sign from God to save the un-armed Percival.

To the Nunnery

To the Nunnery

Sister Maria Marie reveals herself as Hildegarde.

The Cosumation

The Cosumation

Percival gets married!

Light Shines Through

Light Shines Through

Light Shines Through

Light Shines Through

Percival finds his spark!

Adirondack Theatre Festival:

Charles R. Wood Theater

(Glens Falls, NY)

Director:

Scott Weinstein

 

Scenic Design:

William Boles

 

Lighting Design:

Jeffrey Small

Costume Design:

Johanna Pan

 

Photography:

McLaughlin Photography

"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.

© 2019 by VINCE SALPIETRO DESIGN