You know those days when you look out the window and think: “Layers.” Well every day you work in theater, particularly in the warmer months, that is the case. It’s 80 degrees outside and somewhere between 50 & 60 inside.
It’s actually kind of a funny little mini war that you (the audience) might not know about when you’re viewing live theater. If you go to the house manager and tell them it’s too cold, chances are there’s nothing they can do. You see, the lights over the stage make it very very warm which means the actors often ask for it to be cold. It’s so warm that the A/C needs to be cranked to full blast in order to bring down the stage even a degree or two. Which is why we all know to bring a cardigan to the theater, right? Right? - – - The more you know.
So I live in cardigans. They are my best friend.
I’m lying actually. I live in cardigan. No ‘s’. In other words… time to go shopping!