Preparation for fall productions keeps stage crew busy

Less than two weeks into the new school year, East’s stage crew members already have their drills fired up and their paint brushes dripping.

While stage-work on the fall play, Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, has not commenced, the staff of devoted carpenters and painters have a full schedule nonetheless. Preparing the stage for the upcoming Lab Theater performances and Red Ribbon Week Awareness Play, the stage crew worked on Monday night from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Areas of the stage were repainted, while wooden additions which extended it four feet closer to the audience were removed. Also, deconstruction on several other set pieces occurred.

Lab Theater will perform on October 9 and 10, while the Red Ribbon Week Play will run through the last two weeks of October.