This shot shows the construction of the set.
The arch itself was premade, but everything else had to be built around it.
The arch height was set at 7 feet until the director made a change, it was officially moved to 9 feet,
but ended up 9' 7" tall. I'm sure it was a faulty tape measure.
Here the scenic painting is about 1/2 done, students are starting
to install foliage. We used freshly picked ivy (some not so fresh) from
areas where local gardeners wanted to thin their plot. That's the official
Here is our main set under various lighting conditions. The arch
looks a little too high (...say, 7"), the tree trunk ended up too big,
and the canopy (the tree part of a tree) too small, but the actors could
better hide behind the larger trunk so no harm done. The "brickwork" (all
paint) was very subtle, as was planned. If it had looked bolder or darker
it would not have stood up to being looked at for 2 hours (the dreaded
The item behid the arch is the 16' revolve from "Noises Off." Try moving a 16' revolve 1.1 miles to your new school and you'll realize how much we wanted to keep it.
Night Stage Left and Stage Right.
The Church scene, the flown in arch looked a little better than in
the stairs moved to become the altar (not shown). The stained glass window is cellophane (not gel)
and was made at a nearby middle school, by staff, I think.
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