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SD Theatre Arts Presents: The Woman in White

San Domenico Theatre Arts is proud to present Wilkie Collins' masterful suspense story, The Woman in White, adapted for SD’s production by director Jennifer Grimes.

The Woman in White was inspired by a Victorian criminal case, and revolves around the dark side of human nature, greed, the hidden past, and identity. Characters are not who they seem to be, identities can be lost, characters may not even know their own true identity. The story begins with uncertainly, and the questions mount as the tale progresses: Who is the woman in white? What happened to Laura Fairlie? What does Anne Catherick know? What is Sir Percival Glyde hiding? Why does Count Fosco have to conceal his identity? Our host, Singent Doyle St. Claire, will guide you into the production.

 

Please join us for our first virtual production!
Performances are November 12, 13, and 14 at 7:30 pm.

San Domenico is pleased to offer this production to the public free of charge.
Donations will be gratefully accepted. Thank you for supporting Theatre Arts at SD!

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THE SHOW MUST GO ON

To provide some perspective on what it is like to produce a show in the age of COVID-19, we share the following behind the scenes of what it takes to make the show go on!

  • Our goal was to get as close to a live theatre performance as possible for both our student thespians and our audience.
  • All auditions and rehearsals up until two weeks before show time have been on Zoom.
  • This play was adapted and is being staged specifically for Zoom viewing, using the long corridors of our Upper School building.
  • All props which appear to be "passed" between actors were created in duplicate for as many characters as handle them; actors are trained on how to "hand" a prop to another actor; the receiving actor has a duplicate to reach for and "take".
  • Costume "fittings" were done on Zoom or distantly in person; lots of guesstimating meant many iterations.
  • The first time the cast was in the same physical location was Saturday, October 31; all still socially distanced.
  • One actor is participating remotely from another part of the state; his costumes were mailed to him and green screen technology will bring him to set.
  • All school COVID health and safety protocols have been, and will be, in place at all times.
  • Virtual backgrounds were selected for each scene, and "sliced" by our Theatre Arts Technical Director, Hannah Ozeran, so the characters each have unique backgrounds.

Please save the date and come see this remarkable feat in performing arts!