by Herb Gardner
Directed by Jennifer Jones
Scenic Design by William Temple Davis
Costumes Designed by Laura Love
Lighting Design by William Temple Davis
Department of Theatre
University of Denver
Thieves was produced on the University of Denver Theatre Departments
proscenium stage. The proscenium arch is 24' wide and 14' high. The grid
height is 20' and there is approximately 6' of wing space on both sides.
The Thieves set consisted of a a large number of normal and cantilevered
platforms to represent the one bedroom and four balconies on the 29th through
31st floors of the Manhattan high-rises. Additional spaces included the
street with taxi cab, front door to one of the high-rises with sleeping
doorman, park with bench and movie theatre. Most of the set was painted
a very dark blue with colorful props and patches of glowing colors.
The lighting was based a huge number of specials tightly focused to each
acting area and a bunch of goboed lights to add windows, etc to the rest
of the stage.
Pre-show phot showing (from SR to SL) the sleeping doorman, a balcony at
9' above stage level, the bedroom and it's balcony, a distant upstage balcony,
and the taxi. All of the actual spaces and distances were obscured intentionally
by the city window gobos.