Monday, June 15, 2009

Honk Chronicles, Day 6

Today we staged the blizzard. The climactic transformation of the ugly duckling into a swan, as the momentous chorus sings Harry Potter-ish phrases of mystery and magic and many other memorable things starting with M.

Volunteers put up the backdrop and paint a simple farm scene on it, in the style of a first-grader's painting as I requested, and they go even further and assemble a tree. The black scrims are hung to fashion exits and backstage areas.

And the hay has arrived! After we send the kids home, Joe and I jump in his truck and drive to a ranch that is allowing us to borrow as many bales of hay as we can carry. (Seven, it turns out.)

We've made quite a mess of the fellowship hall in the process of turning into a theatre, but I'm starting to think this might not be a complete disaster.

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