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New York Times: “Unseen Army Keeps the Show Going On”

By • Aug 7th, 2008 • Category: Published Elsewhere

Mark Blankenship writes for the New York Times about the work that happens backstage to keep a production moving along:

WITH only four actors playing over 20 roles, “Alfred Hitchcock’s The 39 Steps” is madcap onstage. But life in the wings is just as manic.

For 90 minutes crew members snake past one another with ladders, smoke machines and life-size dummies, all without making a sound. But most patrons don’t even know these backstage artists exist.

Read the complete article at Unseen Army Keeps the Show Going On.

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