A dark green plastic mat covered in patches of spilled paint is draped on the floor of Michael Yarema’s makeshift art studio. An unfinished painting sits on an easel at the end of the room. Splotches of different-colored paint cover his hands.
Actresses Janée Page, Heather Stricker and Tarreyn Van Slyke get ready for a recent preview performance of the Gaslight Theatre's "Arizona Smith and the Relic of Doom." Think "Indiana Jones," but on stage, and with a bunch of dry wit and absurdity thrown into the theatrical mix.
In one scene, Mike Yarema, left, as Arizona Smith shows a "precious skull" to British adventurer Hethcliff Fallow (David Orley).
In the dressing room, Mike Yarema, front, works on the gorilla sound effects along with Brian Gawne, the stage manager.
Light and sound technician Brian Graham works on some of the "Relic of Doom" effects.
Mike Yarema as Arizona Smith grapples with a beast resembling a gorilla in one scene. Will he survive? There's a good chance he will.
Jac Genovese sculpted this piece at last weekend's craft fair at the Gaslight plaza. The holiday fairs will run weekends through Dec. 23.
For that warm, cuddly factor, a little handmade bear might do. PJ's Bears "All Things Bears" had lots of furry options at a recent Gaslight fair.
At front, Designs From the Heart, another vendor, featured an array of holiday-themed towels and wall hangings. The fair will run again this weekend. On Saturday events will include a car show.
At least 40 vendors are expected to show and sell their work at a holiday craft fair hosted by The Gaslight Theatre Saturday and Sunday.
Heather Stricker-Dispensa as Christine Daee and David Fanning as The Phantom of the Opera whisper to one another in the wings after exiting the stage on the opening night for The Gaslight Theatre's production of "The Phantom of the Opera." Opening night was last Thursday.
Heather Stricker-Dispensa gets her wig just right before the curtain rises.
David Fanning applies scars as he prepares to take the stage.
Jake Chapman, left, as Mesuir Poligny gets a congratulatory bear hug from Madame Giry, played by Joe Cooper.
Sean Mac Arthur, right, as Porthos, locks swords with fellow musketeer Aramis, played by Todd Thompson, during The Gaslight Theatre's production of "The Three Musketeers." Shows run every day except Mondays through June 3.
David Orley as Prime Minister Roquefort sings of his plans to take the throne of France.
Mike Yarema prepares to take the stage as King Louis XIII, one of his three roles.