Purpose of Play Notes
Play Notes is intended to help audience members and students appreciate CATCO’s production of Herb Brown’s You’re My Boy on several levels.
First, it reflects the research that the artists (the playwright, director, actors, and stage, costume, sound, and light designers) undertook to understand the historical and thematic contexts of the play.
Second, the various sections, particularly Artistic Process [Designers’ Page and Rehearsal Process (photos)], furnish a glimpse into how the artists working collaboratively bring “words on the page” into a three-dimensional experience on the stage.
Third, the web site offers numerous opportunities for the reader to develop other interpretations of the play and the history that surrounds it. Many of the web pages include direct links to other sources; and the references cited in each section also furnish opportunities for further research and analysis.
Questions to Consider