One of Geva’s amazing stage managers was in Ireland last week, with our co-production of A Moon for the Misbegotten, which began performances in Waterford at the Theatre Royal on Thursday. While she’s there, Jenn Lyons is learning the show in preparation for taking it over during the run here in Rochester.We thought we’d share some of the pictures she’s shared with us, as we attempt to contain our jealousy over her current situation…
Jenn landed in Dublin – what a gorgeous view!
From there, she went to Waterford – home of Theatre Royal and sister city to Rochester. She joined the actors, director Ben Barnes, scenic and costume designer Joe Vanêk, lighting designer Anne Wrightson and sound designer Lindsay Jones. Much like Geva, Theatre Royal’s building once served a military purpose. Built in the late 1700’s, the assembly rooms were used as quarters for several military regiments, and later the theatre hosted many of the great touring performers of the mid-twentieth century, also like Geva. In the 1950’s the theatre was nearly converted into offices for the city of Waterford, but theatre enthusiasts campaigned successfully to manage the theatre on behalf of the people of Waterford, earning it the title, “the people’s theatre.”
I don’t know about you, but I can’t wait for more of Jenn’s photo updates!