Sometimes, the Show Doesn’t Go On
Rain threatens to bring down the house at Compass Rose
The set was built, the costumes pressed, the actors over their opening jitters. All that remained was to enjoy the show. Then came the rain. Ticket-holders to Compass Rose’s second performance of Look Homeward Angel were met at the door the rainy night of Saturday, January 11 by apologetic administrators and cast members toting buckets and mops. Founding artistic director Lucinda Merry-Browne spent the dinner hour calling patrons to reschedule reservations. Fortunately, Merry-Browne married well. Husband Al Brown, owner of Capital Roofing, patched the leak that flooded the stage and auditorium.
The show continued on Sunday as scheduled. Read the review in this week’s paper.