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!

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!

Review - From Orchids to Octopi - Central Square Theater - Boston.com / ThePhoenix.com

I’m SO far behind!  

Reviews have come out for From Orchids to Octopi like crazy, and I’ve been trying to hard to keep up.  Everyone LOVES the photo of Wes and the monkey in the mural.  Who knew?  Today, we have the Boston Globe and the Boston Phoenix - read on:

From Boston.com:  

"Lopez has given us a faithful portrait of a Charles Darwin who, like her fictional muralist, is at once deeply devoted to his children and struggling to balance his home life with his work. How refreshing to see a man, as well as a woman, talking about these issues onstage."

In print:  

Half pagers make me smile.

From ThePhoenix.com:

"Moreover, the performances by the actors in their primary roles are natural enough, with Wesley Savick a gently dyspeptic Darwin and Kortney Adams’s Emma as bemused by what shows up in her cranium as she is by the crisply eccentric obstetrician played by URT artistic director Debra Wise."

In print: 

The Phoenix never credits. Sigh.

From Orchids to Octopi runs through May 2, and shows keep selling out - one recommendation:  Weeknights are always good nights to see theater, for those who don’t want to chance it on a sold-out weekend.  And remember - FOTO will get you 1/2 price tickets to any show!

Photos - Not Enough Air - Central Square Theater - TimeLineTheatre

Wow!  Such CRAZY buzz for Not Enough Air!  I LOVE IT!

Last year, TimeLine Theatre presented the World Premiere of Not Enough Air in Chicago.  They were kind enough to give Central Square Theater a shout out for having such a fabulous time with the East Coast Premiere - and they used my photos!  How cool is that?!

Check out the all-in-one consolidation of reviews and photos on their blog.  And if you’re ever in Chicago, go see something they do - because we’ve all gotta share the theater love!

Dear TimeLine Theatre: If I’m ever in Chicago when you need a production photographer, you know how to find me!  ;-)