Pistachios Tech Rehearsal

HUGE theaterOn Sunday we descended from the pine trees to walk upright amongst men in the urban jungle. Tech week for Minnesota Fringe Festival has begun, and our slot was August 31 at 2pm. We found our venue, HUGE theater in Uptown, and we love it.

Of course, we had seen pictures and schematics, so we already had an idea of what the space was like. The opportunity to run the show on the stage, however, gave a true taste of how intimate this show will be. The audience for Pistachios will be right at our feet, forced to wipe our diction off their faces as we shake their tears off our feet.

We first met our tech, Aaron, and got a tour of the space. Then we proceeded with a cue-to-cue to define the different acting areas and light settings. We went through the script to indicate where the lighting cues would change, and then we ran the show. All-in-all it went smoothly and we are excited to open on Saturday at 10pm! Reserve your seat here. #PistachiosPlay #MNFringe

A Christian and an Atheist Walk Into a Bar

13418753_625309517627551_3136932056967622599_nA Christian and an atheist walk into a bar… they order a pitcher of beer, rehearse a play, and enjoy some live jazz thereafter.

One of the great things about a small, two-man show? You can do just that. Rehearse anywhere at anytime, provided both actor/directors are available.

The beauty of the situation was amplified by the stage directions in the script that require eating and drinking. The popcorn and IPA before the actors served well.

And thus begins the rehearsing of ‘Pistachios’ which will premier early August at the Minnesota Fringe Festival. Whether you’re Christian, atheist, or just a lover of theatre, it’s a show anyone can empathize and everyone can enjoy!