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The Madwoman of Chaillot
A highly stylized design. Candy-striped cafe exterior & whimsical cellar interior are easy to build.
The Man Who Came to Dinner
Living room w/ 5 entrances. Formal double doors facilitate Whiteside movement. Design & color photo for mummy case, too.
A simultaneous setting allows the action to flow. A traveler curtain is provided for a neutral acting area.
See “Hello Dolly!” under “Musicals.”
A Midsummer-Night’s Dream
SC gazebo is flanked by steps, ramps, & false proscenium. Tree designs included.
The Miracle Worker
Skeletal realism. Raised BR behind dining room. Porch with raised platforms & railings. Center staircase separates house & porch.
Moon Over Buffalo
The Green Room is designed with interesting arches, steps, and levels. “Private Lives” plays in front of the main street, using arches and a Romanesque balcony. “Cyrano” uses easy-to-find props. Beautifully rendered.
Gothic doors set off by stucco walls. Massive hooded fireplace & highly arched center window enhance mood.
The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940
Clever set with revolving bookcases, hideaway places, and sliding door panels. Adaptable for many mysteries.
A stable w/pathway leading to it through rocks & plants w/ground-row simulating Bethlehem in background.
Bi-level set w/raised dining area USC. Large windows for spacious look. Can be trimmed for country or city look.
The Night of January 16th
Full courtroom set with door, jury box, judge’s bench, window. Use full box set or cut-away walls.
Revolving unit includes necessary levels, doors, and staircase. Two-story unit (without the revolve) can be used for other plays.
The Odd Couple
The entrance and bathroom doors have been elevated for staging flexibility. Handsome and easy to build.
Can use “West Side Story” unit set ($160) or “Urinetown”
Uses “Lend Me a Tenor”
A Raisin in the Sun
Traditional box set w/ US kitchen & window as the focal point.
A two-story set with all necessary entrances/ exits. Includes two optional color schemes, one given in the script, the other with softer ones.
Colorful and practical, of musical and non-musical versions of the Christmas Carol story. Includes Scrooge’s office & bedroom, Marley’s office, the houses of Scrooge, Cratchit, & nephew, and other pieces, all played against a general street scene.
See How They Run
Warm country English cottage with fireplace and leaded glass windows and door. Colorful ground-row of English village in the background.
The Skin of Our Teeth
Multiple rearrangeable units. Imaginative use of units double from scene to scene and remain on stage throughout the performance. Illustrated scene-shifting plot maps out unit positions.
Uses “The Heiress.”
The Sunshine Boys
Same as “Barefoot in the Park.”
The Teahouse of the August Moon
Makes use of small castered wagons for scene shifts. Profile pieces transform the units into different scenes. A stationary platform and ground-row is finally transformed into the famed Teahouse. Japanese lanterns and footbridges add an authentic touch.
To Kill a Mockingbird
The historically authentic Finch neighborhood consists of 5 different houses with front porches. Courtroom scene plays in front, using steps and platforms.
Up the Down Staircase
A skeletal outline of a classroom played against a stylized background housing open-&-close panels for actors’ lines.
Wait Until Dark
Sharply angled roof lines provide an outline for the unfolding terror. An elevated central entrance, small landings and step units, and a main acting area dressed by brick walls allow for freedom of movement.
Where Lillies Bloom
Adapt “Fiddler on the Roof.”
Winnie the Pooh
Stylized forest cutouts and a small wagon. Simple.
Witness for the Prosecution
Uses “The Night of Jan. 16.”
You Can’t Take It with You
A practical design. There is a stairway behind one archway, and a small baywindowed room is placed behind the main acting area. Similar to the Broadway set.