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PROPS: Building fake OJ anyone?
« on: Sep 29, 2004, 09:52 pm »
My actor is allergic to OJ - in fact, all fruits - and we have to mix mimosas on stage, downstage in a small house and completely in audience view. I will have an opaque OJ jug, but the champagne glasses are clear. We are already mixing it with fizzy water and tea for color - have already checked and she can't do gelatin or that ilk either.

Ideas?

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possible drinks...
« Reply #1 on: Sep 29, 2004, 10:47 pm »
The ideas that come to my mind are maybe one of those colored 'fruit' drinks that don't really have any real fruit juice in them?  Like Crystal Light, which if you got in powdered form you can over-mix to get darker.  Can she drink milk?  Would you be able to die milk, like a skim milk, orange with food coloring?  It isn't going to taste brilliant, but you might be able to get something that might look similar to OJ.  Or the last thought to cross my mind  is putting powdered milk into flat orange soda.  If it was close enought that you actually needed to see 'pulp' - I could see using coconut flakes, or heck, even ground up oatmeal.

Yum, tasty!

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Building fake OJ anyone?
« Reply #2 on: Sep 30, 2004, 02:36 am »
If gelatin is out then Kool-Aid is probably out too.  Food coloring will probably get you to the closer color anyway (since OJ tends to be on the yellower side.)  I'd say the most important thing to making it look realistic would be the opaqueness.  The powdered milk is defiantly a good idea, I'd also try corn starch.  It dissolves well and is a little more tasteless but be careful as it's also a thickening agent.
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Building fake OJ anyone?
« Reply #3 on: Sep 30, 2004, 04:35 am »
she can't do corn starch either - we've thought of so many ideas....right now, she is grinding up sweet yellow and orange peppers to make a sort of pepper juice so the color and opaqueness is within reason - but she is the only one w a juicer, too -

and once the season ends, peppers become prohibitive. So the challenge is, how do we get something this allergic-to-everything person can imbibe?

Of course, our deep backup plan is that everyone else drinks the OJ and tea-colored fizzy water champagne while she just pretends.

interesting conundrum, eh?

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possibly carrot juice
« Reply #4 on: Sep 30, 2004, 10:27 am »
If she can do pepper juice, could she do carrot juice?  If you went to a whole foods market, you should be able to find one that's pure with no other juices in it.  Though, that might become cost-prohibitive as well.  It is an interesting conumdrum.  The main thing I usually have to deal with allergies is finding some place that everyone in my cast can eat at together on tour.  I thought the year that I had the boy allergic to wheat was a bad year, but this year I have a girl who is lactose intolerant, a non-red meat eater, has an ulcer, acid reflux and irritable bowel syndrom.  At least she understands that she can't eat anything and goes along with us to where we eat, instead of causing a problem.

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