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A brand new lighting board will be pushed to its limits in the production of Arsenic and Old Lace at the Kapiti Playhouse.
A new Nova 36 lighting board has been purchased by the theatre and this will be its first use for a full-length play. It was funded with grants from the Paraparaumu-Raumati Community Board and the Lions foundation, supplemented from the theatre’s own resources.
It replaced a board that was 16 years old and had reached the stage where replacement parts were no longer available.
Lighting designer, rigger and operator, Geoff Rose, says the Kapiti Playhouse upcoming production calls for many different lighting situations.
Producer, Adriann Smith is calling for use of a variety of intensities of white light, often illuminating only part of the stage to highlight the action.
Geoff Rose is very experienced in lighting design and operation, with an extensive number of stage shows to his credit at venues such as Southward Theatre, the Wellington and Wanganui Opera houses, the Regent Theatre in Palmerston North and several other theatres in Wellington and Australia.
Arsenic and Old Lace opens at the Kapiti Playhouse this Wednesday (11th April)