Devin Pierce Scheef
Scenic Design for Live Theatre
Copyright 2015. Devin Scheef. All Rights Reserved.
Two graduate students—Elliot, a computer scientist, and Molly, a molecular biologist—agree to collaborate academically as a pretext to spend the night together. But when their resulting scientific experiments and their concurrent physical relationship both yield results faster than the pair can handle, they must decide where the line lies between professional ambition and personal desire.
This unit set is comprised of modular platforms and stairs, which resemble a rusty Bronx fire escape in their initial configuration, but are rearranged throughout the show to represent multiple locations and furnishings. Three windows appear to float on the upstage wall, from which the Hurleys' gossiping neighbors weigh in on the storyline. These windows become mirrors in the bridal gown shop, and hundreds of Christmas lights embedded in the upstage wall convert it into a star drop during Aggie's wedding fantasy sequence.
Written by Itamar Moses
Presented by the American Heritage Center for the Arts, October 2014
Directed by Christina Wright-Ballard
Lighting Design by Ryan Bible
Costume Design by Bob Miller
Photographs courtesy of Ryan Bible