We start with something like this.
We figure out how to paint a fake grass lawn.
We bend steel to custom shapes, and then weld it together.
And paint it to match the crazy purple catwalk in our theater.
The carpenters build scenery at an insanely fast pace.
At the end of the work day, they snuggle up on the scenery (that is, until one of the technical directors gets on the intercom and jokingly chastises them).
The painters create fake stone, a fake dying lawn, fake woodgrained clapboard siding, and fake formica (which we loving refer to as Faux Mica).
And when we're all done, it looks like this. (All that purple is up inside of the curved piece on top of the television news anchorman's desk.)
Another wonderfully odd show, produced by the Berkeley Repertory Theatre.