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PROPS - Fake chicken for DANCING AT LUGHNASA
« on: Jun 30, 2016, 12:28 pm »
Hello!  I am a Stage Manager, but this summer am doing props in NH.  Has anyone done LUGHNASA before and knows where I can locate a fake chicken, or know how to make one that looks realistic? Any and all suggestions welcomed :).
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Re: PROPS - Fake chicken for DANCING AT LUGHNASA
« Reply #1 on: Jun 30, 2016, 10:13 pm »
Have you checked the BTDT? I'm sure somebody on here has done Lughnasa before...

I am totally unfamiliar with the show- is it supposed to be a live chicken? A dead chicken with feathers? A dead plucked chicken? I just did a show with a dead & plucked chicken prop- we used a fake squeaky rubber chicken, minus the cartoony head, and painted to look realistic rather than bright yellow.
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Re: PROPS - Fake chicken for DANCING AT LUGHNASA
« Reply #2 on: Apr 16, 2017, 12:02 pm »
Hey all,
I have answers to both of those first questions (how can I build a realistic chicken/where can I rent a prop for this show.)

Here is my tutorial from when I built this prop AND the bird in question is now available for rent. I know this is late for your production in NH but I hope it can help others with the same thorny problem!

Mary

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