Saturday, January 10, 2009

Around the World in 80 Days -- The Set

How would you create a flexible steampunk set that needs to cover the entire world? Here's the one the Laguna Playhouse put together for it's production of Verne's Around the World in 80 Days, playing January 6 -- Febuary 8th.

From the press release:
Director Michael Butler has laced the production’s ambiance with a playful nod to the “steampunk” genre of science fiction. As Metro Silicon Valley points out, “one of the most extraordinary aspects of the production is how brilliantly the stage is utilized…the production is styled in the opulent esthetic of steampunk, a growing retro-futuristic movement that combines Victorian finery with modern technology. The set has the distinct feel of being located inside a giant ticking watch, complete with a huge manually revolving central stage that is sporadically set into motion by stagehands for fast, dramatic effect.”


Cheyenne said...

Pretty -- It also looks suspiciously like the interior set of the Tardis from the current runs of Doctor Who.

Anonymous said...

Great set. Around the world as a play? Interesting...


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