Hot or cold, seldom in between.

posted Jul 18, 2012, 12:33 AM by Robert Schulz   [ updated Jul 18, 2012, 12:33 AM ]
While there are many unique things about making theatre happen in a century old barn, there are also challenges that we have in common with other theatres.  One of them is the weather - while we are in a barn, and are shaded from direct sunlight, the barn is still open to the weather, just like an outdoor theatre.  So everyone tends to pay attention to the weather forecast, and prepares accordingly.  We often break for the hottest part of the day, and everyone is encouraged to keep up with hydration needs.  But when the delta breeze kicks in, or a rare storm front moves through...

Jason Oler as Ali, Alison Whismore as Vera, Camille Beaumont as Sarah. Photo by Robert Schulz.

...everyone also needs to be prepared to bundle up.  The picture above was taken during rehearsals on Monday July 16.  The temperature had dropped into the mid-50's by the time we wrapped up for the night.  Ah, summer in the Central Valley!