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"Tableau" a Single Panel Curtain?

Discussion in 'Scenery, Props, and Rigging' started by TupeloTechie, Dec 5, 2016.

  1. TupeloTechie

    TupeloTechie Active Member

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    I'm primarily a lighting person, but due to some unforeseen circumstances, I'm also serving as the scenic designer/TD for a small Christmas production I'm designing the lights for.

    The director really likes the look of a "Tableau Curtain," but our original source backed out. We now are being offered a single panel curtain, blue velour, but I would like to find a way to "open" the single panel a little bit like a tableau style curtain. This is an upstage curtain that would need to open to about 7-8' high in the center, to reveal a 4' faux brick wall. I'm led to believe that the curtain is 20' wide by 10' high, we can't cut it, but sewing rings/etc would be permitted.

    Is there any way to approach this, or am I just dreaming?
     
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    RickR Well-Known Member

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    You might be dreaming of an Austrian or Viennese curtain.
     
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    JohnD Well-Known Member Fight Leukemia

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  4. derekleffew

    derekleffew Resident Curmudgeon Senior Team Premium Member

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    A contour curtain could work, and presents visually similar to a tableau.

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    Need to sew vertical columns of rings to back of drape, spaced 2' or so apart. I'd guess a minimum of five lift lines. How much fullness is in your blue drape?
     

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