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Comment by peewnkle@earthlink.net on May 3, 2009 at 4:19pm
Hi Rick, don't know if I have alot to contribute...but will
add my comments gladly!!!!!Hee hee.
Comment by David C. Herzog on May 3, 2009 at 11:28pm
I forgot to tell you on the phone tonight Rick that when I was taking my stage down today and the college student who was my tech man saw the parallel collapse he was just amazed and thought the parallel was really cool. On top of it all he was a tech theater major. All hail the great parallel. By the way how do you spell parrrrrallllel???????????????????
Comment by Rick Morse on May 4, 2009 at 9:19am
LOL, Dave! I can't imagine a tech theatre major knowing nothing about parallels (note spelling), but there you are. They do seem magical to folks who've never encountered them!
Comment by David C. Herzog on May 4, 2009 at 9:45am
i wish I would have had my camera with me yesterday as My stage looked really nice in that recital hall at Eastern Illinois University. I will find some stage pix and post them. The tech student that helped me was also impressed that I carried my own lights and sound. I explained that I don't usually set up in well equiped theaters so I have to take my environment with me. In the end that is really all a puppet stage is for ,is to provide a setting for the performance and to allow the audience to see the show no matter what the set up situation is, school stage , gym, library , day care, or out in the middle of an open field.
Comment by David C. Herzog on May 14, 2009 at 8:44pm
Hey Stage Group !I have just posted a group of pictures that show my handy dandy marionette variety stage in the various stages of being set up
Comment by Rick Morse on May 15, 2009 at 11:50am
Well, gang, this afternoon I pack up "Rumpelstiltskin" in my very compact Stevens marionette stage. Tomorrow (Saturday) I'll leave Michigan and drive to Parma, OH to spend the night at Chuck and Joyce Berty's home, then Sunday it's lunch with Nancy Sander and the show that evening for PGNO's annual banquet. Whew! While the Stevens stage was never intended to be used as an "open" stage, I've used it that way many times, and it works. That's what counts, isn't it!
Comment by Dave Rozmarynowski on June 1, 2009 at 3:51pm
Hey Rick, I put a picture up of my stage that I use. The stage is in the book "Puppets and Puppet Theater" by David Currell. Guy Thompson built the raw stage to my measurements and I curtained and painted it. This stage is my third stage over the years and I LOVE this one the most. Works great for my needs.
Comment by David C. Herzog on June 1, 2009 at 4:00pm
It's a great looking stage. I have enjoyed the shows I've seen you do on it The Tortise and The Hare was really great!
Comment by David C. Herzog on June 1, 2009 at 7:44pm
By the way how heavy is that stage and how many pieces is it when you take it apart? While your at it how long is your set up and strike? And answer any other questions I forgot to ask. LOL
Comment by Dave Rozmarynowski on June 1, 2009 at 8:14pm
Good questions Dave. I've never weighed the stage before. After getting the bathroom scale out, here's what the results are. The stage is 3 large pieces (top, middle, bottom), playboard and propboard. Playboard and propboard together-14lbs. Middle and bottom sections-30lbs. and top-28lbs. Grand total-72lbs without curtains. The 3 large sections accordian fold and play/propboards fold in half. Sections connect with pull pin hinges. Set up time for stage alone with cutains 15 minutes. Total show ready time 35-45 minutes. Strike time 20-30 minutes. Curtains are put on with velco (what else).

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