Curt Sprickerhoff as Dr. Farquhar (standing) and Michael Rawluk as Mark Styler in the Studio Theatre production of Mindgame.

Curt Sprickerhoff as Dr. Farquhar (standing) and Michael Rawluk as Mark Styler in the Studio Theatre production of Mindgame.

Lots going on behind the scenes

There is always a lot of activity and unsung heroes working behind the scenes of any Studio Theatre production.

There is always a lot of activity and unsung heroes working behind the scenes of any Studio Theatre production.

Costumes are made, sets are built, props are chosen, sound is recorded, scenes are painted, prompters remind actors of their lines when they forget in rehearsal, producers make posters and find sponsors …….

Then on the night of each production there is a whole crew working behind the scenes, sweeping and moving props and furniture, taking tickets at the door, selling cookies and refreshments at the break, working on hair and make-up, helping actors dress for their scenes, and changing sets between scenes.

“You don’t even have to go near the stage to join the Studio Theatre,” says Sheryl-Lynn Lewis as she swept and washed the stage last Friday evening prior to the start of the play Mindgame.

Lewis is the stage manager for Mindgame and was careful that photographs taken of behind the scenes action didn’t give away too much of the plot of this thriller that starts out slow but builds to a fantastic climax that has audiences transfixed in amazement.

And keep your eyes on this set which is constantly changing in subtle, amusing and curious ways. Mindgame finishes its three week run at the Studio Theatre tonight, Friday, Nov. 25 and Saturday, Nov. 26 starting at 8 p.m. each evening.

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