This past weekend Tampa Prep theatre put on a production of Curtains, the Musical. Curtains is a murder mystery show within a show with the perfect amount of comedy and mystery.
As the cast struggles to sell their rewritten production of Robin Hood, they are forced with the death of their horrendous star. The cast works together to make the show as good as ever while emphasizing the importance of love and friendship.
Tech Theater students created the show's sets by repurposing, repainting and reconfiguring some pieces from last year's production of Into the Woods as well as creating some new pieces.
"Our Tech Theatre teacher/technical director is a genius, and sometimes we'll be making something and be doubtful, but everything he comes up with looks fantastic in the end," says Assistant Stage Manager and tech theater student Kate Isé '22. "The sets that we did create, were sets for the show within the show. Every room in the set was made of the same pieces so in between scenes we could just turn them to the other side."
Despite being a relatively easy set to build, there were a significant amount of set changes and general tech that was challenging for the technical crew. "As well as the set pieces, the curtains were extremely important, as you may have guessed by the title of the show," says Isé.