Episode 291. Our Lighting Designer

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The Reduced Shakespeare Company PodcastRichard G. Jones has designed the lights for productions on Broadway, in the West End, and in arenas all over the world. Now he squanders his talents on us, designing the lights for our UK production of The Complete World of Sports (abridged). Featuring the various challenges of lighting John Doyle’s production of Sweeney Todd on Broadway, Strictly Come Dancing (Dancing With The Stars) in arenas, and The Railway Children with an actual 88-ton steam engine; the value of being a jack-of-all-trades in the theatre; the difference between working in the US and the UK; wisdom and gratitude from Michael Cerveris and Patti LuPone; charm from Stephen Sondheim; and how variety is both the spice and the meat of surviving in the theatre. (Length 28:36)


austin · July 6, 2012 at 10:29 am

Hi Dave –

This helps a lot! And yes — several people have filled me in on the correct story. There were some lengthy comments about it on the page for that particularly podcast episode.


Thanks for posting! Next time you’re back at Berklee say hello to the Fens for me….


Dave Twiss · July 6, 2012 at 9:35 am

I have only been listening to the podcast for a few weeks, so I assume that someone contacted you with this information already. I was just listening to the Groundhog Day podcast and you mentioned a time traveling story involving a man going back in time to meet Jesus then finds him to be a retarded idiot. You couldn’t remember the name of it. You thought yours was a graphic novel. I read a short novel back when I was commuting by bus from Worcester, MA to Boston to attend classes at Berklee, which followed this story line. It’s title was BEHOLD THE MAN.

Here is the wiki page for the story: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Behold_the_Man

Here is the Amazon link:

Hope this helps!


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