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Time of Day

Time of day was important in keeping the scenes united into a narrative whole. It also provided a motivation to address another design issue with the play as written, that the play’s setting is entirely static— We are looking at that table for close to two hours. To address this, the lighting was constantly breathing and changing over the course of the scene.

In the indistinct ambience of pre-dawn shafts of light appear from the breaking day. Clouds obscure the sun as tension builds and clear as it is resolved. As the action picks up speed at the end of the play the lighting draws closer and becomes more focused so that individual moments are not lost.