June 16, 2013

A Resting Place for Mr. Spenalzo

Remember reading recently about my adventures making the dead body for the recent production of Arsenic and Old Lace?

Well, I made him as a stuffed body that could be dressed differently and used again for some future production.  So on our recent costume put-away day, his clothes went back into the costume boxes along with the things worn by all the other actors.

Since we'd stuffed him with rolled up fabric from the bins of random fabrics that came to us along with all the costumes we inherited, there was an empty bin that became his very own.

We folded and bent him to fit.  His wig-stand head and mask fit in also.  And we placed him back on the shelves with the boxes of fabrics.  (These shelves also hold the colorful bower that we used in last year's A Midsummer Night's Dream.)  There he is, middle shelf, right-hand, white-lidded box.  Awwwwwww.

In a moment of levity, I marked the box "Mr. Spenalzo - R.I.P."

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