I'm TD'ing a production of A Midsummer Night's Dream at BU. My theatre group, being one of the smaller and less well-endowed groups, is forced to perform in what is essentially a lecture hall. It is equipped with a small stage (20' across the back, 14 deep, rising a mere 1.5'). There is a permanent batten installed in the ceiling of the room, but we are not allowed to use it, so forget about it. Thus, any fixtures have to be mounted on portable stands (beefy babies, booms or what have you). In the past we have always used the "Standard theater package" rented from High Ouput in the Boston area. It includes 3 ETC Source Fours, and 8 ETC Parnels, three 4 channel dimmer packs (2.4 kw), and the necessary cables, connectors etc. I used this package for the last show I did with them and found it very difficult to work with, especially since they only provided us with three stands (even though I asked for 4). So, the design I am thinking of, at the moment, is having the 3 lekos w/ 19 degree lenses in the backl of the house with the board (as far from the stage as possible, though really not that far) focused SL, C and SR. i realize that means nothing to you since you don't know what the room is like but whatever. Anyway, I want to replace 4 of the parnels with 4 baby zooms. I would place these along side of the house, to provide some front fill/sideish lighting. The 4 remaining Parnels would be put 2 to a stand upstage (visible to the audience, alas), to try and get some back lighting, and maybe eliminate the massive shadows of the front lights. Oh yeah, 2 more things. The "stage" is highly polished hardwood flooring, so tons of light is reflected up. also, since there are classes in our space by day we have to strike everything every night after rehearsal. (i think I added that last bit mostly for sympathy) help!