Preview - Fever Chart - Central Square Theater - Boston.com

Boston.com gives a nice preview of the just-started show at Central Square Theater.  

I’m not sure what they did to my photo, but there it is.  

There will be production photos soon, I promise!  I was up all night last night getting them uploaded for the theater, so it’s gonna take me a while to wade through them all!

Preview - Fever Chart - Central Square Theater

My tenure as resident photographer at Central Square Theater has finally come back around to being forefront (as much as I love the music gigs, the kinds of bands I run with can’t usually pay much). 

Later this month, CST will be presenting Fever Chart: Three Visions of the Middle EastI’m intrigued by this show, and based on the scene runs I saw yesterday, it should be great.  All the actors have great chemistry together, which is something I love to see when shooting three weeks out from the final dress. 

As per usual, we were in CST’s studio theater, which has notoriously bad lighting unless it’s set for a show.  I basically get house lights and canisters, and those aren’t flattering at all, ever, namely in the shadowed faces under the awkward spacing of lights.  I often deal with extremes in this space, because the lighting is so spotty.  Images are usually overexposed or underexposed, and if they’ve not got exposure issues, you’d best pray that you captured the right moment, cause that’s what you’ve got. 

Still, we did the best we could. 

Reviews - Hound of the Baskervilles - Central Square Theater

Ack - I’m behind again!

Reviews have come out for Hound of the Baskervilles, and I’ve just been to busy to post:

The Boston Phoenix

The Arts Fuse

Central Square Blog (ok, it’s a repost of the review from the Globe, but still!)

The Patriot Ledger

Broadway World

Hound of the Baskervilles plays through August 22 - and if you join the Central Square Theater Facebook Page, I’m fairly sure there are discount tickets available!

Preview - Hound of the Baskervilles - Central Square Theater - Improper Bostonian

THE IMPROPER FRIGGIN BOSTONIAN!

I have no other words.  (But can I just tell you how often I’ve tried to land a piece in the Improper at any of my other organizations?)

Photos - Hound of the Baskervilles - Central Square Theater

This wasn’t a typical shoot for me - usually, I attend the final dress rehearsal and shoot the entire time.  This time, however, I attended the dress on Tuesday, where we selected a few key scenes.  Then last night, we did a few set-ups, ran some lines from said key scenes, and that was that. It was a little refreshing to change it up like that.

These guys are hilarious.  The three of them easily shift between 16 characters, cracking puns all along.  I had worked with Remo for the preview photos, so I knew he was expressive, but the other two really help round out the show.

The Hound of the Baskervilles started tonight at Central Square Theater, and plays through August 22.  

The game is afoot!  

Sorry, folks, I’m behind on life in general, but I’ll get caught up soon!  

Last Thursday, I took some preview photos for The Hound of the Baskervilles playing Central Square Theater this summer.  Now, I don’t know much about the show - other than it’s not your average Sherlock Holmes mystery.  It’s a farce, with three actors playing more than a dozen roles, and it’s supposed to be rollickingly funny.  I worked with Remo Airaldi, who had a blast, playing with the iconic Holmes props.  

The hardest part of this shoot - other than the studio lighting, which is always a challenge - was keeping the right balance of magnified eyeball and normal sized face, all with keeping myself out of the reflection of the magnifying glass.  But Remo was quite fun to work with - and I look forward to meeting the other guys at the photo call!