April 15, 2004

Coronado Playhouse Seeks Volunteer Helpers

Jo Anne Scott at Coronado Playhouse forwarded me a message from Ashley Gardner, replying to a message sent by Mary Anderson. They are building a pavilion near the Ferry Landing to serve as a temporary home while their new permanent theater is being built.

Here's the message:

GREAT INFO MARY! I hope many will have a chance to join us in this historic effort for the Playhouse! Even an hour or two, here or there, helps greatly. WE HAVE 21 DAYS UNTIL OPENING NIGHT OF "THE MOUSETRAP"!

DETAILS: On Friday afternoon, the Press will arrive at 3 p.m., so it would be great if we were at work by then for the "photo op."

On Saturday, the early morning will entail laying down plastic under the stage area, before the platforms go in, so feel free to arrive there prior to 10 a.m. -- 9 would be good.

See you Friday.

Ashley

On Wednesday, April 14, 2004, at 10:29 PM, Mary Emily Anderson wrote:

Hi Everyone,
 
Friday 4/16
Friday afternoon, the Coronado Eagle is sending someone to the Pavilion to take pictures and a group picture of the volunteers working. The work for the afternoon is to wash the inside of the tent, now that it's up, and wet the ground so that it gets packed down before we put up the stage Saturday morning. 
 
Saturday 4/17
The moving company will move platforms, flats, tables, chairs, lights, sound equipment, etc. on Sat. morning at 8 a.m. They should have it all at the Pavilion by 9:30 or 10 a.m. Then we need people to start placing the platforms and bolting them together. Rosemary King has worked with Kent Gandola on a layout of the platforms. Rosemary is tied up until about noon Saturday, but if we have some energetic helpers and maybe a couple engineers and experienced set builders, we should be able to put the platforms in place and get them bolted together. Then the plan is to start putting up flats and door units.

Rehearsal is from 1:30-4:30. We may need to move outside or to the opposite end of the pavilion, depending on the noise factor. The goal is to get the flats and doors in place before 4/24 so that we can have a full tech with lights, sound, and doors in place on 4/24, 4/25, 5/1, 5/2.

Stop by Saturday starting about 9:30 or 10 a.m. to help if you can. We will work as late as people feel up to working. Even a couple hours will help. Please realize that getting the stage ready is not just for "The Mousetrap," but for the entire time that we have the Pavilion. If you are not in this show, you may personally benefit from this labor when we do another show. Please try to round up a few friends or relatives to help. Many hands make light work!!!!
 
Bob Mutch needs help setting up sound. SD Stage and Lighting will hang light battens. Bob may need some help with the light trees.
 
Sunday 4/18 
Call to confirm what we are doing so that you don't make a trip only to discover that no one is there. Cast needs to rehearse sometime in the late afternoon. Sunday morning, those who can, will work on the set. 
 
Monday-Friday
During the day, call to confirm what we are doing, so that you don't make a trip only to discover that no one is there. Check with Rosemary King if you are available to help her. I know that many of you work during the day, as do I.

Nights, from 6 p.m. to about 10, we will work on set as needed.

Posted at 12:44 PM in Theater