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This musical is a fable of the love of a peasant girl on a tropical island, her love for a wealthy boy, and how their lives are affected by the gods of love, earth, water, and death. Weather is a prominent image. The main feature of the set was a backdrop with opaque clouds and translucent sky, which was beautifully lit by Kenton Yeager for a great variety of looks -- ranging from stormy and threatening to peaceful and romantic.
In the second half of the show, this drop was replaced by a fiber-optic star drop, which had a moon suspended in front of it for some scenes. This moon was very simple and very effective -- a light box with a very narrow rim to hide the lights. The rim was covered in black velour so it would disappear against the drop
LIGHTING DESIGNER: Kenton Yeager