1. The UT theater is thinking outside the box.
Combining archival video capture from the original production four years ago with current Zoom techniques, the UT Theatre Department will stream a new and unique version of “The Open Hand” on Friday, September 25th at 7:30 pm.
2. The show, which is for mature audiences, is free of charge with contributions welcome.
It will be followed by a live talkback with the cast, director, and playwright.
3. “The Open Hand” is a satire on our discomfort with generosity.
Planning for this performance began in March, when playwright Rob Caisley invited the original cast to a “Zoom-Together” session to discuss doing an impromptu reading of his play.
4. At the session, Cal MacLean suggested re-rehearsing the play, recording the Zoom reading, and editing it with the archival video capture of the 2016 stage production.
All plays are captured for archival purposes, but those recordings are never designed for public view. Using archival footage at all, or in this manner, is quite unusual.
5. Join as a member supporting the theater in order to see the production.
You can find out more info here.