July 19 Production Notes: Technicalities

Our Sunday rehearsals are a bit abbreviated. Our director, Jay, teaches at Second City before our rehearsal. Then, she teaches at Second City after our rehearsal. As a result, we’ve got a bit under two hours with her, followed by a bit of cast time to run lines on our own.

So yesterday, we quote-unquote only did the staging of one scene. It’s about birth control, and technicalities that you shouldn’t really don’t want to have to think about when you’re talking about birth control. It’s also one of the two musical numbers that will have full recorded accompaniment.

It took a while because the staging mutated far beyond what anyone could have expected. What started as just a simple series of three vignettes (think “Interjections” from Schoolhouse Rock, only with condoms) became a more complicated series of three vignettes, with a pair of couples, and a pair of inner monologues, who then have their own attempt at a one-night stand.

I think it will be more clear when it’s on stage. If not, well, just assume that there’s a couple singers who invade people’s bedrooms at night, and then meet up afterward.

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