My friend Clare has designed a set for Water Tower Theatre's production of The Mystery of Irma Vep. This is one of my favorite plays. Two men portray a variety of characters and a multitude of costume changes, the setting for this penny dreadful melodrama is a Gothic mansion with eerie hallways and a haunted painting.
Below is a fully painted model of the set design that is currently being built. My favorite part about this design is the Gothic window and how it fades away to nothing. Visit Clare DeVries at www.devriesdesign.net or www.devriesdesigndiary.blogspot.com for set design inspiration. Also click on the picture below to enlarge.
Enjoy reading my encounters in and around theatre set design.
"The object of art is to give life a shape" -Shakespeare-