Coast to Coast Costuming TM
a play with music
adapted from Friedrich Durrenmatt's classic The Visit
adapted and directed by John Wuchte
Sacred Fools Theater, Los Angeles
"Janét Vincent Lee's costumes are noteworthy and fun."
Dave DePino, Backstage West
"...bright, whimsical costumes by Janét Vincent Lee."
Philip Brandes, Los Angeles Times
Challenge #1 - Create poor, drab, colorless townsfolk and transform them into bright, fashionable 1960s mods.
Challenge #2 - Create two blind, singing, Warholesque eunuchs, a mute butler, the rich recluse who owns them all, and her three lovers.
Challenge #3 - Create 31 costumes for 13 actors on a budget of $300.
DONE. DONE. and DONE, with $7 to spare.
Act 1 - The poor townies
Act 2 - The cool mods
Claire Z. (the rich recluse)
Claire also had a silver lamé mini-dress, beneath the leopard coat.
Photos by John Wuchte
Her Servants - the mute Butler, and the blind, singing Eunuchs
Tracy Mulholland and Kerri-Anne Lavin
The servants' fabric, in natural light.
The Russian Swimmer
The Argentine Gigolo
The Carnaby Street Londoner
Yes, they are all
The Lover Who Spurned Her
Object of Claire's revenge.
The only man in town
who never gets a new change of clothes.
before and after Claire's money
His Act One costume was a plain black cassock and horn-rimmed glasses.
His Act One
costume was a
navy blue uniform.
Hmm, this guy looks mighty familiar...