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CWU theater carefully selects props for each show

When the curtains on McConnell Auditorium's stage open and the main character moves across the stage, people already have answers to simple questions like what time period the character lives in and whether he's rich or poor.

Even before the character speaks a word, a carefully chosen combination of props on stage tell the viewer time, place and status, among other things.

David Barnett, scene shop manager and McConnell stage manager, has been working for the Central Theatre Department for 21 seasons, and has helped students carefully choose and create props for the five to six shows produced at Central Washington University each year.

Read more of this story in the Daily Record.