Backstage Tour of a Christmas Carol at the Playhouse in the Park   

After the Board of Trustee meeting on Thursday, we were all invited backstage at the Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park.  What a surprising treat!

 I had never before gotten to go back into the rabbit warren of stairs, rooms and tiny spaces.  The actors must be exhausted after going up and down all those stairs to enter and exit in the correct time and space.  Here are Christmas Carol - Cincinnati Playhouse in the Parkpictures that give you an idea of what we saw up close.Christmas Carol - Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park  This man sits underneath the stage and makes all the trap doors open and close at exactly the right minute.  Notice the two screens behind him.  He has both a side view and a view from above so that no one is standing on the trap when the doors open.  From the stage, it is hard to tell where the doors are.

 

Scenery from stage has doors that open and movement so that it can appear to be an inside scene.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Scenery ready to go up on stage for a certain portion of the play.Chrsitmas Carol - Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park

Christmas Carol - Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park