Capital Playhouse, Olympia, Washington.
Set Design (and Direction)
SWEENEY TODD – THE DEMON BARBER OF FLEET STREET by Stephen Sondheim & Hugh Wheeler – Fall 2000.
These are the computer-rendered images of the set as-designed. At this time I have no pictures of the realized set, partly because it was not fully-realized, as designed, due to various reasons. But — the essence was there.
The overall feeling is one of the Industrial Revolution in London after the turn of the (19th) century — the trusswork of the theatre space was utilized with the look. The set was filled with I-beams of iron (wood, actually) with layers of rust and rivets. Weathered wood was also a predominant element, as was the vacuu-form brick on the Stage Left factory building.
The upstage alley featured a factory-like skylight that was backlit (black tricot, with 20mil Visqueen over that — worked great). The orchestra was SR behind the unit with the grills. (The grills were both for acoustic reasons, as well as a playing area for Fogg’s Asylum inmates. The grills were backed with black tricot.)