If the theater is a human being, the owners, managers and producers are the brains. The actors, directors, set designers, musicians et alia are the heart. The playwrights are the soul.
The blood of the theater? Electricity. And wires, plugs, and outlets are the arteries and veins.
I present one of the simpler electrical setups you will see in the professional theater. You can see these objects in the smallest of the theater spaces contained within San Francisco’s Exit Theater, one of our greatest treasures and the home of Scheherezade 14, where my play The Duck shall receive its world premiere.
Obviously, I don’t need to explain to anyone why such an electrical setup requires a monkey doll. However, I still haven’t figured out why the fire extinguisher is there.
Vonn Scott Bair