The Set Strikes Back

You might wonder what happens to the set after a production. Simple. We blow it up. As exhilarating as rocket propelled demolition might be, I would still have a mess to clean up and an email from our head of maintenance asking why the paint of the stage was damaged. Not to mention the school […]

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Smile! Wildcat Photo Booth

About a month before the show Meg Lau emailed me about building a photo booth. She was nice enough to send a picture which always makes the job easier. I didn’t fully understand why at the time but I’ve remarked several times in the past that I don’t have to understand to build it. 😜 […]

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Story of My Life

An Autobiography by Robert H. Benson written in 2009 I, Robert H. Benson, was born February 28, 1927 in the Parsonage of the West Lenox Baptist Church, the second son of Harry and Frances Phillips Benson. According to an entry in my mother’s diary, I arrived at 6:00 a.m. on a Monday morning weighing in […]

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Safety First but Installed last

With a two story set, we needed a railing.  This year I was done with cobbled together 2×4 railings like in the past. They ruin the illusion. I knew could do better. For Arsenic & Old Lace the design called for a turn of the century Victorian home. A railing made of 2×4 baluasters definetly […]

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Something is missing

Something was missing from the set but what? In the few weeks before the show I’ve been walking around the high school thinking, “What does the high school have but not the set?” Club posters. Unfortunately in today’s social media ruled world it’s a completely ineffective way to communicate with the student body. But that’s […]

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