Take a look at some shots of the set model for Union Avenue Opera's Dead Man Walking. You may click on images to view a larger resolution.
Director Tim Ocel and Set Designer Patrick Huber have collaborated on a design which suggests the various locales inside and outside of the Louisiana State Penitentiary. The model takes into account the architecture of the apse and pulpit areas of Union Avenue Christian Church's Sanctuary.
Several chain-link fence units will be used to create confined spaces, long hallways in the prison, etc.
Up center, there will be a 2'-tall stage-within-the-stage serving as various playing areas--most notably the meeting places of Sr. Helen and Joseph De Rocher.
Lining the church's apse, a gallery gives playing space to the various characters commenting on or merely watching the action below.
In order to help bring the action into the house, prison cells have been placed on the balconies at house right and house left.
Dead Man Walking opens next weekend, running August 19, 20, 26 and 27. All performances begin at 8pm. Production sung in English with projected English supertitles. Venue: Union Avenue Christian Church; 733 N. Union Blvd, St. Louis, 63108. To purchase Tickets or find more information about Union Avenue Opera, please call 314.361.2881 or visit http://www.unionavenueopera.org/