Last year I told you that I was hoping to take some photos of the play August: Osage County at Heidelberg Theatre Company. Well, I got to take some, but I didn’t get to take photos of the rehearsals and show you the play developing, I was told that I wasn’t needed, or something like that, whenever I asked. This post is very hard to write, I’m afraid.
It is a massive play and the set is huge. It was also, from the ones I’ve shot last year, the hardest play to photograph as I had no idea what was happening. I have seen the play before, but it was a few years ago. I never remember them that well, so I missed so much stuff because I didn’t know it was happening or where on stage. It is probably the worst experience I’ve had photographing a play for that reason.
It is a good play, don’t get me wrong, I love it, and I know quite a few of you out there feel the same about it. It has a strong cast and regardless of my feelings about photographing it, it is well worth seeing.
Here are a heap of photos that I have processed for you, there are a lot I’m afraid.
I am still trying to work out how to do these galleries and the photos are sort of backwards.
Apparently there are still tickets available so if you go to the Heidelberg Theatre Company website you can book tickets online. The play starts this Thursday.
I’m not sure what happened with this play and I think it will be my last play with Heidelberg. I know they wanted me to do this so I could advertise the play for them, but I do feel a bit used. I am quite hurt by the whole experience. So I will do it this time, but it won’t happen again. I was really upset when I was there the other night and it seems quite obvious they don’t want me around, except when it suits them. I could be wrong, but I can’t keep letting this happen. So I know some of you enjoy the plays when I do them, but for now they will stop, unless I can find another theatre company who will let me do this.