Scenic Design & Technical Direction

Since May 2021, Dave and Laurie... a.k.a. "Team Uhler" have combined their talents to design and create the sets, lighting and sound for Helen Hocker Theater. Here are some photos of the various sets they built.

FIREFLIES (Sept 17-26, 2021)

From the novel Eleanor and Abel by Annette Sanford. Retired schoolteacher Eleanor Bannister lives a quiet life alone in tiny Groverdell, Texas, set in her routines and secure in her position as the town’s most respected woman—until a hole in her roof draws the attention of Abel Brown, a smooth-talking drifter intent on renovating Eleanor’s house, and possibly her life. Can the unexpected sparks of late-life romance be trusted, or is there truth in the gossip that Abel isn’t all that he seems to be? Either way, the whole town is talking.

PROJECT TERROR (October 2021)

A CHRISTMAS CAROL (December 3-12, 2021)

Ebenezer Scrooge is a prosperous curmudgeon who believes that personal wealth is more valuable than the happiness and comfort of others. With an infuriated "Bah! Humbug!" Scrooge summates his feelings of Christmas tidings and charitable giving, but he's forced to face his selfish ways when three ghosts on Christmas Eve lead him through his Past, Present and Future. Scrooge then recognizes his faults and greets Christmas morning with a cheerful "Happy Christmas" before spending the day reconnecting and sharing love with those that mean the most to him.

PROOF (January 19-29, 2022)

Winner of the 2001 Tony Award® for Best Play and Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. On the eve of her twenty-fifth birthday, Catherine, a troubled young woman, has spent years caring for her brilliant but unstable father, a famous mathematician. Now, following his death, she must deal with her own volatile emotions; the arrival of her estranged sister, Claire; and the attentions of Hal, a former student of her father’s who hopes to find valuable work in the 103 notebooks that her father left behind. Over the long weekend that follows, a burgeoning romance and the discovery of a mysterious notebook draw Catherine into the most difficult problem of all: How much of her father’s madness—or genius—will she inherit?