Behind the Scenes

Tim Morsani

The governor is fictitious, but the show is real. The Outsider by Paul Slade Smith will be playing in SaddleBrooke from March 8th through March 18th thanks to a special arrangement with Tickets go on sale at both HOA ticket offices Wednesday, Feb. 5th.

For this dinner-theater comedy, there are more volunteers working behind the scenes than on the stage. Prominent among them is props-wrangler Mary Kopp, spouse of the aforementioned artist, and her assistant Lucia, who are in the process of gathering everything from telephones to helium to enhance your theater experience.

While they make the rounds of thrift shops and dollar stores, Ken and Mary Riemersma will be overhauling flats and repurposing a dressing table. Eve Fly will be adding her inimitable style to other scenery.

Making the actors look better is costume mistress Susan Schweitzer. She has a knack of knowing what looks good together.

When it’s time for lights and sound, Alex Infald and Denis Greenland will step in so the audience can see and hear all of what they’re supposed to and none of what they’re not.

In charge of publicity, Andrea Molberg and Karen Schickedanz author most of the articles seen, while Carol Merlini creates point of sale merchandising displays and manages the information which will appear in the program.

There are many others who contribute time and talent to make the SaddleBrooke theater experience something to behold. “Thank you” seems grossly insufficient, but it will have to do.