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Pay No Attention to that Man Behind the Curtain…

July 2, 2012

…or rather, do. In this case that man is Jeff Rapsis, pianist extraordinaire for the June 23 debut performance of the full-scale replica of the Moving Panorama of Pilgrim’s Progress.  With Jeff’s alternately rollicking, poetic, crashing, and poignant accompaniment–and with his years of experience accompanying silent film revivals–we brought the Moving Panorama of Pilgrim’s Progress to life again after at least 148 years of silence and stillness.  Jeff blogs about it on his own site:  www.jeffrapsis.com.

Jeff’s role “behind the curtain” (somewhat) also gave him the opportunity to take some great photos, which those of us who were elocuting or turning giant cogs couldn’t do.  You’ll see them in his blog entry, but he was also nice enough to say we could share them here.  So look, read, enjoy, and join us again for the next performances of the panorama: Friday, August 3 and Friday, August 31, 6:30 p.m. at Saco City Hall Auditorium!

Where the panorama came to life again: Saco City Hall

Narrator and “Delineator” Dean Smalley

Peter Morelli, panorama renaissance man, making it all happen. The size of that spool by his feet gives a sense of the effort involved.

What’s a performance without a sandwich board?

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