Wednesday, March 07, 2018

The Play's the Thing!

I am still heavily involved in our Community Theatre production of Arsenic and Old Lace.  As mentioned earlier, in community theatre everyone helps with everything. The director and the cast all showed up to paint sets, move props and sets into the theatre etc.
One of the chairs on the set had a hole on the side - the side that has to face the audience.  A big wad of stuffing was poking out of it.  One of the actresses and I were both itching to fix it - and we discussed bring needle and thread to work on it. I clipped a single thread to use for color matching.
Here is a photo from a dress rehearsal with the chair prominently at the front of the stage.

If you look carefully you can see the patch, but it now only looks like a worn spot in the velvet.  The patch is in the cutout just below where the arm attaches to the back of the chair.

Once I found that one of my weaving threads was close in color,  I warped a small lap loom with that thread and wove a small piece of fabric - but not too small this piece was leftover.
That piece measures roughly 2" by 2"  and is a simple plain weave.   With it, I took a small sewing box that I made from an old tin that mints came in.
There are several needles, a thimble, a container of thread conditioner, and extra threads in it.  I also carried this quilting thread as a "just in case" addition.
Behind the spool is a magnetic needle minder that I can attach to my shirt to keep my needle rather than laying it down and misplacing it.  In the back is a pouch that I carried these things in - along with a few other sewing supplies for any "wardrobe malfunctions."

This play should be a laugh riot.  Please people, if you go to see a live comedy -DO Laugh - laugh heartily and loudly.  Why??  It feeds the performers and helps to make the show better. We do our best, but your laughter helps us to up the game a bit.  And also laughter is good for your body and spirit.

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Barb said...

I guess it is just like when you are with a bunch of friends, they laugh at your jokes and you just keep at it and I can see how it increase the acting ability.

Debbie said...

How ingenious you are! At a distance, one could never tell. You are so multi-talented, and I am laughing for all of you to have a super show!

Marlene said...

Wonderful mend job! I don't get to much live theatre, but I would love to.