Merry Wives of Windsor | Montana Shakespeare in the Parks | Summer 2019
The Giant Buck (Laundry) Basket for Falstaff to Sneak Away In
Plan A (which did not work)
My plan was to use aluminum flat-bar to help keep the basket lightweight since the jute rug itself was quite heavy. Unfortunately it did not hold the weight of the jute as well as I wanted and was quickly mangled by the actors (through no fault of their own).
I enlisted the help of Scenic Designer Mike Salazar to help weld a steel frame for the basket. The new frame, while being heavier, can easily hold the weight jute, as well as that of a person on the edge.