The good people of the cast and crew of Capital Stage's upcoming production of "Erratica: An Academic Farce" are letting me drop in on their rehearsals. I'll be blogging a couple times a week about the production process leading up to the July 17 opening night. The play is a world premiere by Reina Hardy and supported by a new works production grant by The James Irvine Foundation. I thank everyone involved especially Ms. Hardy and director Michael Stevenson for allowing me this unique opportunity.
The first day of rehearsal on Tuesday included introductions, a bunch of paper work (actors had to sign contracts), and a table reading of the script. The play was selected by Capital Stage from nearly a hundred submissions from around the country. Reina Hardy is from Chicago and young but already an accomplished writer (there will be more about her later).
From the table reading (actors sitting at a table reading their parts) I can see Reina's intent on improving the work and rewriting during rehearsals.
As I was leaving after the reading Reina and Michael were huddled together talking about changes she wanted to make to the last sequence of scenes.