Così – aftermath & photos

It’s always sad when the run of a play ends.  Many actors suffer from what I call “post-show depression”, missing their theatre family and feeling a vague unease that they should BE SOMEWHERE when what would be their call-time rolls around.

L-R: Tina McCulloch, Laura Vincent, Christopher Kelk, Jamieson Child, Michael Vitorovich, Patricia Hammond . RUTH & JULIE: “Despina? What is happening?”

Set & lighting designer Ed Rosing’s son attended the 2nd-last performance of Così on April 27, and took several photos of the opera-within-the-play, ‘cause it’s just so darn cute.  Toilet paper-roll wigs, hula hoop skirts, screens intended to look home-made by the insane asylum inmates – what’s not to like?

 

L-R: Tina McCulloch, Laura Vincent, Christopher Kelk, , Michael Vitorovich, Jamieson Child. ROY: “Why has the colour drained from your cheeks?

This morning, a random image popped into my head:  Mike Vitorovich(Roy) with his crazy-eye twitch, pawing the ground like a show pony as he presented Ruth with a “miniature in lieu of your heart, madam”.  I remembered how his expression and gestures used to make me guffaw with laughter every time we rehearsed that scene.  Didn’t think I’d ever manage to keep a straight face in performance, but somehow I did.  Mostly.  He never stopped trying to crack me up.

L-R: Jamieson Child, Tina McCulloch, Laura Vincent, Michael Vitorovich, Christopher Kelk. LEWIS: “Why are you so upset?”

 For those suffering from PSD, enjoy a last look at this very fun play.  Thanks for the photos, Ed!

L-R: Jamieson Child, Tina McCulloch, Laura Vincent, Michael Vitorovich, Christopher Kelk, Patricia Hammond.  RUTH: “Kill me with your sword now!”

L-R: Michael Vitorovich, Tina McCulloch, Christopher Kelk, Laura Vincent, Jamieson Child, Patricia Hammond. ROY: “Henry, faint.” HENRY: “My tuxedo will get dirty.”

L-R: Laura Vincent, Michael Vitorovich, Jamieson Child, Tina McCulloch, Christopher Kelk and Patricia Hammond. JULIE & RUTH pretend to sing Italian opera to their lovers while HENRY & CHERRY show the audience an English translation.

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