Almost Holy Picture, An (2002) Production Files

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Identifier: HOLYPICTURE2002
Inclusive Dates: 2001 - 2002
Production Files documenting the 2002 premiere of Heather McDonald's An Almost Holy Picture at the American Airlines Theatre. Directed by Michael Mayer, with set design by Mark Wendland, costume design by Michael Krass, lighting design by Kevin Adams, sound design by Scott Myers and Robert Kaplowitz, and original music and design by Mitch Greenhill.

The one-man production starred Kevin Bacon as Samuel Gentle, with John Dossett as his understudy.

The production does not appear to have been nominated for any awards.
Kevin Bacon plays a former priest-turned-church caretaker in this prose/poetry one-man show; he is a man haunted by an accident involving drowned children in his past career, and struggling Job-like with his faith in the present due to a rare disease that afflicts his young daughter.  

The play had its world premiere at La Jolla Playhouse in 1996; this production marked both its New York and Broadway premieres.
Production Files encompass one Hollinger box containing 14 folders, two Stagebills, some marketing flyers, two versions of the cast/family photo, and two CDs with La Jolla sound cue audio files.

Digital holdings on the Archive 1 server include the following folders:
Costume Sketches (One jpeg scan of Michael Krass' show folder)
Education (the Upstage study guide and a discussion memo document)
Media (mp4 video footage of a performance, and 3 mp3 interviews with Kevin Bacon, Robert Kaplowitz and Roy Harris)
Playbill (28 jpeg scans)
Press (Archive-scanned selects)
Production Photographs (Captioned selects only)
Props and Wardrobe--pulled from floppy disc 2
Scripts--pulled from floppy discs 2 and 3
Show Art (including photos of Kevin Bacon to be used on the poster)
Sound Design (Music used in production, some pulled from CDs in the production box)
Stage Manager Files (Reports, guest lists, contact sheet and stage management documents)

There is a related collection of marketing materials on the Marketing shelves.  Contracts and other confidential documents are stored in the Contracts cabinets, and access is restricted.  A folder in the Photographs cabinet contains color slides and negatives of production photographs, and prints of the cast/family photo.  There is a poster on the Poster shelves.
Access Restrictions: Open and available to approved researchers by appointment only. See folder details for specific restrictions.
Preferred Citation: An Almost Holy Picture 2002, Roundabout Theatre Company Archive
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