PLUS: From Page to Stage
Thursday, October 10, 2002 - Friday, November 22, 2002

  • Other Venue
  • 1 hour, 30 min
  • $73.00
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Have you ever wondered how theater is developed—who the creative players are, what they do, and how long it takes to put a production together? Here’s your chance to follow the evolution of a new production from start to stage! You’ll be there at each key moment as the Kennedy Center prepares its new youth and family production of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, from development of the script to the opening performance.

The Playwright and the Director
Begin the series with Tom Sawyer’s playwright Ken Ludwig, and director, Nick Olcott. They will share the process of adapting and directing the play form of this Twain classic.
Thursday, October 10, 2002, 6-7:30 p.m.

Development of the Designs
How do you pick the most versatile costume? What lights denote the perfect mood? From the lighting of the stage to the design of the costumes and set, you’ll get a chance to speak with the people that translate this production from sketch to stage.
Thursday, October 24, 2002, 6-7:30 p.m.

Working Rehearsal
Watch the actors rehearse with the director during the second week of rehearsals. Then join them in a roundtable discussion about building characters, problem solving, and their collaborative efforts during the rehearsal process.
Thursday, November 7, 2002, 6-7:30 p.m.

Technical Rehearsal
Now everything comes together for the first time—and you’ll be there in the midst of the production process during the first technical rehearsal. You’ll see and hear the performers rehearsing, watch lighting and sound cues being set and integrated, and see the director making final decisions. After the rehearsal, the director and designers will answer questions.
Friday, November 15, 2002, 6-7:30 p.m.

Opening Performance and Cast Party
This is it: the show is ready! See The Adventures of Tom Sawyer in its final form with the audience. Following the performance, join the designers, cast, and director at the cast party.
Friday, November 22, 2002, 7 p.m.

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