Today we’re featuring the next episode on ulive! It’s called Lost Theater. This episode is entirely inspired by a space. The space is a theater designed by our French Landlord, Hugues Sineux, and his brother, Jean-François. It is a family theater at the home of their parents in Normandy, France. We had initially scouted out the space for another episode, but when we arrived at the theater, we were all taken by its magic, and wanted to make an episode that tried to simply respond to the inspiration of this place. So we did!
Some perspective on the theater…
The Sineux family has mostly grown up, so the theater hasn’t been used in a while, but we thought that added to the magic–like stumbling on some archeological find. All the costumes and props were from the theater–there were many, many more that we could have drawn from! We tried to find activities or lines from theater/literature that fit the outfits and setting. Bonus question: do you know where the different lines come from?
The cast with Roger and Colette Sineux:
The Sineux family is the true magic behind this episode. In many ways, we felt like this episode captured something essential about not only our experience that day in the theater, but our entire stay in France. We stumbled on an unknown place, and not knowing beforehand what we would do, or how it would influence us, we tried on different experiences and personas, and ultimately came to take in a new way of being, then left it behind–for a time, but not before being taken by the experience, and the makers and designers of our temporary theater–the Sineux family.
Watch Lost Theater now!
Olive is feeling the Samba…
Truth be told, Betty wanted to be featured as a princess, but we think she does a pretty great Ali Baba.
We knew we wanted to have a line from Shakespeare–do know which play Maude’s line is from?
Oscar really got into his pirate persona. Arrrgh.
June looking royal.
Between takes, the captain rocked the princess.
Maude walking by some additional props in the theater, including a vintage doll crib and map (the map made it!) and a painting by Hugues Sineux.