Props are an important part to any play. And it’s no less so than with ours. We need to believe that we’re in Oklahoma, so that you can believe we are too! One way that helps is to use props that help give us that Oklahoma feeling.
Normally, each play would have a prop master tasked with finding or creating the props needed for the play. Unfortunately, we were unable to find someone to take on this role directly, so it became a group effort (although driven by our director Emily and stage manager Amber).
Slowly but surely, props began to appear at our rehearsals. A fence and some benches. Some baskets for the box social. A couple of cowboy hats. A saddle and lasso. A “Little Wonder”. A table and chairs. Art post cards. A quilt. An old-time doll. Guns and holsters. Chaps. These are just a few of a whole list of items are needed for the production, and as each new prop is added, the actors take to it immediately. Each prop is worked into their lines, and becomes part of their character. And suddenly, it feels like we really are in Oklahoma!