|photo from Reed University|
We lost a bow tie. It was John O’Hagan’s tuxedo bow tie for his flying bass act. We searched everywhere for it, then decided to give up the search and do the show without it. It was too close to curtain time. The stage manager (I think her name was Lisa), the wardrobe person (Sharlon), and myself were walking past the wardrobe room when all three of us saw a large, Rubbermaid plastic storage bin shoot off the metal shelving unit it was on, flip 180 degrees midair and landed on its lid. We all stopped in the hallway and looked at each other. Sharlon picked up the storage bin to put it back on the shelf… and that’s when we saw the missing bow tie on the floor next to the bin. We said “Thank you Mrs. Carter!” and started the show.
Tir Na N-Og
Second Hand Dance
The banjo player became very frustrated and insisted that his banjo was being played overnight. He claimed that it was often re-tuned the next morning when he picked it up. I explained that no one at The New Victory would touch his banjo, much less change the tuning. We settled the matter by locking the banjo in a room that few people had a key to. However, the re-tuning continued until the show closed!
|Colleen sharing stories with P.S. 111 onstage|