Last night during the show we heard an unusually loud gunshot like sound. It actually caused an actor to do a doubletake. It seemed too loud to be a lamp failure and we didn't notice any dark spots on stage. Well, guess what we found during channel check today:
This is the front of the lens tube and lamp from a Strand Century Axial 6x9
Here is the back of the lens tube
And the lamp
Needless to say, as the LD used every 6x9 and 36˚ unit in my inventory, we will have to come up with a solution for tomorrow's show.