Creating a cake that wouldn't spoil under the lights, discolor the costumes, or pose a slipping hazard on the floor was a challenge for the props master. In the end, he created a frosting formula from instant mashed potatos colored with instant coffee.
Our illusion of nudity on stage was created with beige undergarments and a strategically placed stagehand holding the bedcovers in place.
The actors practiced this trick many times and it was perfect every night. The beautiful chaise lounge would have put us over budget, but the director offered to buy the piece herself so she could take it home after closing and put it in her living room!
Stretch cotton secured to wood frames, painted, then set inside aluminum frames, created the surface for our projections. Every night we had to focus them on a "green screen" to make sure they were projecting perfectly without spilling onto the curtains behind.
Creating this "bus stop" style light box where the final momement of the play took place was a huge collaboration between lights and scenic. Props and costumes contributed to the moment also by figuring out the mechanics of the blood pack. It was a great example of all the departments coming together to make something really spectacular.