The cast of the Depot Theatre’s fall musical gathered round costume designer Charlotte Palmer-Lane as she displayed drawings and photographs illustrating how their characters, denizens of seedy London wharves and by-ways, would be clothed and styled. It was the first “read-through” (singing rehearsals had begun a few weeks prior) of the famous Kurt Weill and Bertolt Brecht “Opera for Beggars.”
Over the coming weeks, director Abigail Zealey Bess will shape the performances and stage their comings and goings in a dark and evocative environment created by Chris Novak, also unveiled to the actors at the read-through. Performances begin on October 22.
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Rooney has been writing for The Current since its founding in 2010. A playwright, she has lived in Cold Spring since 1999. She is a graduate of Binghamton University, where she majored in history. Location: Cold Spring. Languages: English. Area of Expertise: Arts