Johnny , the great Boston Braves pitcher of the late '40s, once made the immortal remark that "the world doesn't want to hear about the labor pains; it just wants to see the baby." Sain, of course, was referring to the intricacies of the curve ball, but his epic statement can be applied to the theater world, too.
Tuesday night at the Loeb Theater, two upcoming productions went through rehearsals. While most people would, indeed, prefer to see the shows after they open, rehearsals provide an interesting glimpse into the workings of a play. Directors jump around like madmen, cast members loosen up and try to perfect their timing, and you can see a production coming together before your very eyes.
Opening next week at the Loeb, along with a host of other shows, is the Mainstage production of Marat/Sade, directed by Kerry Konrad '78. Tonight, the Loeb Ex will showcase Forbidden Fruits, an original play by Paul Frohock. Our roving photographer caught piquant moments in both rehearsals.