BAT has boxes and boxes of shoes: boots, shoes, heels, flats, tennis shoes, sandals, slippers, small, medium, and large. BAT may not always have the right shoe, but it is amazing the number of times we do.
For Rapture, Blister, Burn BAT found the perfect blue slipper in stock. TICKETS HERE The key phrase here is slipper. Not slippers. We had one.
How could BAT have just one slipper? Many costumers have been in and pulled from, BAT’s costume shop. Occasionally, a costume piece does not make it back on strike (the day we put everything away from the show). So, only having one slipper was a real possibility. If that was the case, why was just one slipper restocked?
The search was on. First, the costumer looked. No luck. Then Maggie looked. No luck. Then I looked. No luck. Just as I was about to give up, Albie, BAT’s set designer, offered to help. As we were about to give up, we caught glimpse of a box on the top of the rack with a boot hanging out of it. Just to be complete we pulled it down and took a look.
It turns out the box had one boot hanging out, but the rest were slippers. In the box was also the elusive match to the blue slipper BAT was looking for. How did it get there? No one knows.
I guess the lesson here is, when you do theater, don’t give up, just keep looking. (Okay, that may not be the lesson.)
Rapture, Blister, Burn opens February 16, 2018, and runs Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm, and Sundays at 2 pm through March 11. TICKETS HERE