A preview production of the Eugene O’Neill play Anna Christie was staged for 11 people last night at Triad Stage in Greensboro.
Some of the crew members were picked up by a four-wheel drive vehicle and some stayed overnight at the Biltmore Greensboro Hotel, but most of the cast lives close enough to walk to the theater, Wardrobe Supervisor Andy Cutler said.
The inclement weather and treacherous snow-packed streets didn’t deter the actors and crew members.
“We’ve got to have a place for people to come escape the snow for awhile,” Cutler said.
Joe Rollins worked the box office and covered for a bartender last night. Rollins, who lives near UNCG, slept at the theater, and then opened the box office in the morning. The theater is equipped with beds and showers.
Half of Triad Stage’s crew was in Winston-Salem last night for a production of Red, Cutler said.
As an incentive to get people to brave the snow to come out to see Anna Christie, tonight’s production will be “pay what you can.” Triad Stage is preparing for its Valentine’s Day opening of the play tomorrow.