An Interview with Michael Stebbins, Artistic Director, Rep Stage
John Glass, Dramaurge: Like
the play, the weather has been a background factor, forcing you to cancel the first 2 weeks of your run. How did
the long layoff affect the show? What did you all do to stay sharp [line run-throughs, extra rehearsals, etc.]?
Michael Stebbins: We had the chance to do two preview performances before
the first big snow. Once that first snow hit we cancelled the next five performances. We came together the following
week on Tuesday afternoon for a run-thru with tech and by the end of the rehearsal, snowstorm number two was starting to fall.
Our next eight performances were cancelled. So, over the second snowstorm we were looking at the viability of a two
week extension, which we are doing. There is quite a cost involved when considering an extension, for during the time
we were "dark" all those contracted for the production were still paid ... (more)