Funny Thing Full Stage

Funny Thing Full Stage

Full Cast Finale

Full Cast Finale

"Tragedy tomorrow...comedy tonight!"

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House of Senex

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House of Marcus Lycus.

House of Erronius

House of Erronius

Style process example under work light.

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"Everybody ought to have a maid..."

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"Pretty little picture..."

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Courtesan dance number.

CHARGE ARTIST

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum

(October 2017)

Cincinnati Shakespeare Co.

(Cincinnati, OH)

Director:

Brian Isaac Phillips

 

Scenic Design:

Shannon Robert

 

Lighting Design:

Adam Zeek

Costume Design:

Brian Horton

 

Photography:

Mikki Schaffner Photography

Sondheim’s musical comedy "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum," as we know, is a Toga-clad romp filled with shenanigans, hijinks, and tomfoolery and scheming. Designer Shannon Roberts chose to double down on the show's traditional three door ground plan by expanding each house to include a second floor (double the doors makes double the fun when it comes to stage comedy!) The cartoon-like sense of humor was heightened with an equally cartoon-like palette and treatment, with the original model hand-rendered using highlighter. Each house is finished with a separate stucco texture, and the terracotta & roof tiles are made from recycled cardboard and carpet tubing. The set also features a fountain with Vegas-style fountain pump that shot water up to 10ft in the air during the show's finale and grand dance numbers.

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