The Belle's Stratagem

The Belle’s Strategem, an18th century comedy of manners, featured a number of building challenges: a large scale curved canopy piece that held a moving curtain, a series of flying “story-book” style moving walls with detailed mouldings, and a complex mosaic marble floor with a rotating outer ring. A great deal of time was devoted to bending various types and widths of pipe materials for the canopy while the circular track was created for the moving ring with the help of our engineering students. Other students became very adept faux marble painters, a lengthy multi-step process. They helped fit all the mosaic marble pieces together to complete the detailed floor pattern.

Playwright: 
Hannah Cowley
Director: 
Christopher Bohan
Lighting Designer: 
Sean Maloney
Costume Designer: 
Amy Best
Venue : 
Diamond Theatre, Lehigh University