by Annie Xie
For some reason, the FFC (Fresh Food Café) was having a cowboy themed night. What did that mean? Well, it meant that there was chili and cornbread for dinner, a backdrop for photos in the corner of the room, and as everyone walked in, they were given a blue bandana so we could all partake in the theme.
I have nothing against bandanas. But the poor thing just sat in the corner of my desk all folded up. Instead of being something that reminded me of that delicious bowl of chili, it just loitered my work space. It was a fine bandana. But for me, I just thought, “When will I ever use a bandana?”
That is, until one night while looking through my email, I stumbled across the rehearsal notes for the day. I pressed the message and scrolled down to take a look at the props notes (props is the department I’m in), and saw that we needed a bandana for Rufus (Paulette’s dog)!!
One thing that I’ve always enjoyed about props is that I get to provide the little things that help make the character who he or she is. Whether it be a stylish purse or a handful of hair ties and butterfly clips, props help tell their stories.
While a bandana may not be part of my story, it is part of Rufus’s. So you should come out and listen to the story of Rufus (in his bandana of course) and the cast of the Legally Blonde. I promise it’s a good one.