The next day, Cristian met us with his van at the hostel at 9AM and we went off to get lights and sound equipment. Since the van used to transport prisoners to work detail, there was no handle to the back door and Victoria and Erich, who were sitting in the back, couldn't get out by themselves. Erich mused that if there was an accident, they'd be toast.
The Somarts warehouse, where we had tech, is in an industrial neighborhood full of beautiful old abandoned warehouses. Victoria wanted to create a theater district out of all the empty buildings. We had lunch at a great Mexican place as the cast arrived and settled into the hostel. But with a few unanticipated needs, the crew was still working when we had to leave for Taishan Cafe at 4PM. Victoria and Matt left with the promise to bring back plenty of food.
|Robin Paterson at Somarts warehouse load-in.|
|Richard Reta painting the stage at Somarts warehouse.|
Taishan Cafe turned out to be clear on the other side of town. We arrived to find Genny Lim and half the cast there. The meal was fabulous country style Taishan food, with a highlight being rice in a clay pot.
|Ming Lee, Carl Li, Helen Tong, Jojo Gonzalez & Avery Pearson|
|Andrea Day, William Rothlein, Kitty Chen & Genny Lim|
|The scene at the back of Dan's pickup.|
|Everyone bundled up for the tech.|
|Helen Kim & Max huddled under the blanket.|