Monthly Archives: July 2008

>BBbppprrrrptt!

>(Finally! A blog by Associate Artist James Carpenter!) So here I am, ostensibly blogging for Cal Shakes, I’m 3 weeks into the rehearsal process of Uncle Vanya, and have not blogged one single letter of the process……………. Why is that? … Continue reading

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>Shots from the UNCLE VANYA set build

>Tech starts tomorrow for Uncle Vanya–yep, that’s how quickly things go. It seems like just yesterday I was posting images and descriptions of Erik Flatmo’s set, and now it’s becoming a reality. Photos by Jay Yamada.

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>How Ideal was it?

>Our recent production of Oscar Wilde’s An Ideal Husband, directed by Artistic Director Jonathan Moscone, proved to be the biggest grossing box office in our 35-year history, breaking the previous record held by Moscone’s production of Shaw’s Man and Superman … Continue reading

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>"Everyone’s a Critic," by Laura Hope

> Everyone’s a critic:Wilde, Chekhov and their detractors, otherwise known as “mildew.” Ah, my dear, gentle reader! I must say, I have been trying to balance a relationship with two very demanding men this summer, and I am exhausted: Oscar … Continue reading

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>Would ya check out that suit?!

>Raquel Barreto’s costumes for our August production of Uncle Vanya will be “not stiff or dull,” said the costume designer during her Meet & Greet presentation last week. They’ll be a mix of 21st-century modern and turn-of-the-21st century Eastern Europe, … Continue reading

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>"Tipped in like a valley, to hold you all in."

>This is the model for Erik Flatmo’s Uncle Vanya set. It will be “tipped in like a valley,” says director Timothy Near, “to hold you all in.” There will be a multitude of doors and stairways, to evoke the maze … Continue reading

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>Scenes from a Country Life

>We had our Meet & Greet for Uncle Vanya last Tuesday*, and it was positively edifying. I’m not going to lie–I was originally a bit skeptical about this gloomy-sounding Chekhov play. But in putting together the Vanya program (which is … Continue reading

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