Behind the scenes at Wells Theatre, Norfolk, VA, a rare find

Hemp rope and sandbags

By Teresa Annas
The Virginian-Pilot
© December 20, 2010

An actor’s voice rang out like a sailor’s on deck, clear and unaccompanied, singing an old English carol, “Past 3 o’clock and a cold, frosty morning.”
Viewed from a fly rail 40 feet above the stage at the Wells Theatre, the opening of “A Christmas Carol” enhanced the impression of being on a sailing ship at sea. The singer, more heard than seen from that parrot’s-nest perch, might have been a mariner marking the hour on his overnight watch. . . . . . .

Full story here — THS quoted:


Dawn Wilfong, 24, works the fly rail and hauls a piece of coiled rope
during a performance of “A Christmas Carol.”
Thomas Slusser | For The Virginian-Pilot)

Virginia Stage Company: A Christmas Carol
Where: Wells Theatre
Date: Dec. 3, 2010 – Dec. 24, 2010

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