LA PROPOINT DEVELOPS GIANT WHEEL FOR GETTY VILLA’S Annual Outdoor Theater Production of PROMETHEUS BOUND
Striking Installation Will Be the Central Feature of the CalArts Center
[for New Performance] and Trans Arts Production
At the J. Paul Getty Museum, Getty Villa
Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, September 5-28, 2013
(Sun Valley, Calif.) August 28, 2013 – LA ProPoint, a leader in the design, engineering, fabrication, and installation of stage and show systems, has developed a giant 23-foot steel wheel for the upcoming production of Prometheus Bound, which the Getty Museum and [California Institute of the Arts (CalArts)] Center for New Performance in association with Trans Arts will present in the Outdoor Theater at the Getty Villa on Thursdays through Saturdays from September 5-28.
The central element of this version of the ancient Greek drama, the colossal wheel will be installed in the Villa’s outdoor theater and will represent the remote mountaintop to which Prometheus is strapped. LA ProPoint designed, engineered, fabricated, and installed the wheel, which was envisioned by director Travis Preston and scenic designer Efren Delgadillo, Jr. LA ProPoint also worked with DAS Design Works for the engineering of the piece.
“We were honored to create this unique and complex piece,” said Mark Riddlesperger, President of LA ProPoint. “ CalArts’ [Center for New Performance] and Trans Arts are creating a beautiful interpretation of this ancient and beloved drama. We used our skills and resources to create a breathtaking wheel that does justice to the significance of this story and production.”
Since 2002, LA ProPoint has been a leading provider of design, engineering, fabrication and installation of stage and show systems for all aspects of the entertainment industry, from concert halls and theme parks to outdoor amphitheaters and movie sets. Strategically headquartered in Southern California in the city of Sun Valley, the company has a huge reach.
It's highly skilled, experienced technicians, fabricators, and craftspeople regularly take on far-flung projects from the Hollywood Bowl and the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles to the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and Brooke Army Medical Center in Texas.