Scenic designer Nicola Riggs watches as director Eric Seale discusses the set for Actors Guild of Lexington's production of Martin McDonagh's The Pillowman. Copyrighted LexGo photo by Rich Copley.
If seeing posters around town and the article in tomorrow’s paper about Actors Guild of Lexington’s new show makes you think, “Didn’t they just close a show?” the answer is, yes they did.
Monday afternoon, the lovely, woody newspaper office of Constant Star was already gone, and technical director Scott Sherman and his crew were quickly working to change the stage over into the interrogation room and a rooftop for the new production of Martin McDonagh’s The Pillowman, which opens tonight. Help for the quick change came all the way from England, as set designer Nicola Riggs flew in from London over the weekend and was applying green tiles to the stage floor just after lunchtime Monday.
First time AGL director Eric Seale, the company’s associate artistic director, says Pillowman is the first Actors Guild show to be staged with such a quick turnaround. Seale says the fast turnaround was putting a little stress on the staff, but he expected the stage to be good to go for opening night.
Read more about Seale and Pillowman in tomorrow’s Herald-Leader and at LexGo.com.