Sometimes, I forget what preview shoots are like. Basically, I have 10-15 minutes with an actor/actors, sometimes a director, sometimes a stage manager, almost always a costume designer, and always the marketing manager, who knows what he’s looking for. The photos may or may not end up looking like the actual show - but that’s ok. What we’re going for in these previews is a feeling. Something that captures the essence of what the show is about.
I was originally worried that this shoot would end up looking a little too much like Not Enough Air - there’s a woman and a typewriter at a table. But my fears were soon abated when our actress arrived. And even more relieving was the moment she started spouting lines.
Central Square Theater is wrapping up From Orchids to Octopi this weekend (they even added a show on Sunday night - check it out, I think there are still tickets left!), and we’re looking ahead for the next show: The Lady With All The Answers.
Everyone has that person they go to for advice - and for fifty years, many of us turned to the one, the only, Ann Landers.
The Lady With All The Answers starts May 13 (it’s MAY already?!), and runs through the end of June. In this one-woman show about the delicacies of giving delicate advice, Ann Landers is played by one Ms. Stephanie Clayman, whom, if you’re a theater lover in Boston, you’ve probably seen around town.