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The semiotics of the "Sister Cities" set

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The set of a play is more than just the background for the action.  In a black-box space like ours with no curtain, it's the first thing that an audience member knows about the play; it sets the tone and can lay down thematic foundations for the production.  Let's take a deep dive into what the Sister Cities set is telling us.  (SPOILERS ahead on a significant plot point.)

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Setting the "Sister Cities" scene: Costumes

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Like music, clothing is a good way to subtly clue in an audience about the time frame of a play.  Producer Nicole sat down with Caroline, KWLT's costumes manager and the costumer for Sister Cities, and talked about the process of costuming a show as well as the challenges inherent in a period piece where the period is well within living memory.

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