Keeping Busy – Rope Wraps Up & I Start a New Job with the Social Capital Theatre!

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Rope wrapped up a couple weeks ago and I’m very pleased with how it all went; sold out 5 of our 7 performances, the actors were great and we got some positive reviews. I was even mentioned in a couple, which was a nice surprise! Check it out:

“The story’s best known in its film adaptation by Alfred Hitchcock, but there’s some point in seeing the theatrical original, especially in Bygone Theatre’s site-specific staging at North York’s Gibson House Museum…Under director and costume designer Emily Dix, the visual details, including millinery by David Dunkley, are generally understated but impressive. She’s also given the action a local flavour with mentions of Upper Canada College, Yonge Street and Rosedale. Most importantly, she generally keeps the tension taut: will someone discover what’s in the trunk?”
– Jon Kaplan, NOW Magazine

“…where this company dug up such marvellous and contrasting costumes is beyond me.”
– Mike Anderson, Mooney on Theatre

Took a while to wrap up everything on the producing side, but I’ve got a handle on it all now, and am happy to say we made a (very slight) profit on the show. Let’s hear it for not losing money! woot woot! I also took the time to organize and catalog all of our props and costumes, and now have a very organized basement with a lovely excel worksheet to match.

Now on to the next project!

I have just been hired as the PR Manager for the Social Capital Theatre and am pumped to get started on their marketing & promotions. They’re the awesome comedy bar that is on the 2nd floor of the Black Swan Tavern, the location for Bygone’s Retro Radio Hour – Suspense! back in October and for our next show, Retro Radio Hour – Romance coming up February 2015.

logo-socapThey’ve got a few cool events coming up this month, including their holiday party this coming Monday;SoCap Improv Karaoke Pizza Holiday Party Drinking Time. Cheap drinks, great comedy & karaoke – not to be missed.

Learn more about the Social Capital Theatre by checking out their facebook page; I’ll be posting regular updates.

All for now,
E.

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