A $22 million renovation, completed in late 2000, yielded a bigger stagehouse
, bayside lobby, bathrooms and Grand Foyer; first-ever elevators; a multipurpose education room; and offices for staff and the private Van Wezel Foundation.
Sets would perhaps consist of a plain upstage-center stagehouse
to allow levels and balcony scene (though the house wasn't permanent as it was at Stratford) or touches of atmosphere (a tapestry to denote a baronial dining scene, banners waving as actors raced across stage on the diagonal, off to some rousing war or other).
While the Van Wezel's stagehouse
renovation of a couple of seasons ago may make it easier to bring in a show of this size, this production also comes with a new concept that emphasizes the humanity of the story over the spectacle ...
A major electrical renovation of the stagehouse
should result in better lighting for the plays.
In most cases, bigger shows, which we can bring in now with the renovated stagehouse
, can command bigger prices.
THREE WILLIAM Shakespeare plays - "Winter's Tale," "Titus Andronicus" and "As You Like It" - open their summer runs this weekend on the Oregon Shakespeare Festival's outdoor Elizabethan Stagehouse