THE PATSY, Scenic Design
by: Greg Leaming, translated and adapted from Georges Feydeau's "Le Dindon"
Resident Ensemble Players, Newark, Delaware
Directed by: Steve Tague
Lighting Design: Matt Richards
Costume Design: Martha Haley
We chose to realize three distinct rooms in this world premiere production.
Pre-Art Deco shapes and details were used to bring us into the world of 1913 Paris.
I referenced the illustrations of George Barbier to create environments with a graphic quality.
The pink, black, and gold palette was a consistent element whether we were in Vatelin’s elegant apartment, the seedy Hotel Ultimus, or Redillon’s upscale bachelor pad.
The jigsaw puzzle design sustained the tension with the measured placement of thirteen doors. Each door possessed the comic potential held between the hidden and the revealed, and served as a driving force to push characters together or apart.