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Safe in Hell Set Strike

The set strike for Safe in Hell much like the actual show, was a very complex event. The crew was broken up into 3 main groups of 5 each led by an ATD/Show Stage Carpenter. Additionally there were 3 smaller groups charged with advanced special tasks such as oversight, automation and dumpster management. Each crew was assigned a list of tasks to complete independently, documentation of the crew task lists and the strike progress can be seen below. The time-lapse photos shown were taken every 10 minutes for 7 hours at which point the battery on the camera unfortunately died. The remainder of the strike took another 5 hours during which the original stage deck was restored, the theater was cleaned and all of the modular decking was returned to storage.

Group 1

  • Remove Side Masking
  • Strike Cyc
  • Strike Snow Tube
  • Strike Trap Room Floor
  • Strike Stove Lift
  • Stove Lift Order
    • Clear Space
    • Remove Photo Eyes
    • Remove Stabilizers
    • Remove Deck around Lift – Winch & Counter wt. Guards
    • Unhook counter wt & SLOWLY Lower to Floor - Cut Cables
    • Remove Lift Bed – (Cut in half)
    • Unbolt Towers
    • Remove and dismantle all sheaves
    • Move stuff out of the trap room (winches included)
  • Restore Stove Lift Trap
  • Pull Deck over SR Side Stage
  • Dismantle Hardware - Take back to UT & Restock - Also Take Automation Back

 

Special Groups


Group 4 – 2 people

  • Clear out stage Behind Heaven
  • Dumpster Duty

Group 5 – 1 person

  • Empty Trap Room of Stuff - Ladder - Stairs Etc
  • Cover Stove Lift Opening w/ ply & Lower Lift
  • Drain Hydraulics
  • Strike Automation Console & Cables
  • Strike Winch Cables & Winches as possible
  • Join Group 2 (Aaron)

Group 6 – 2 people

  • Help Dan Empty Trap Room
  • Lower Picture Boxes for LX
  • Prep Heavens Gate for Take Down
  • Assist with Big Unit
  • Start Winch Break Down
  • Remove Alcove Masking as Accessible
  • Pull Deck as Possible

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Group 2

  • Falling Tree - Bring in & Cut – dismantle Rigging
  • Strike Forest & Bog (save tops of 2 trees for Adam)
  • Cut Up Trees
  • Strike Pulpit
  • Remove Light Box – set aside for LX
  • Attempt to Save picture for Grahme (see Paola)
  • Push onstage
  • Drop Ropes to top of back wall & to Staircase
  • remove Stair Rails – Unbolt column & Cut Free – Walk Down set aside for REP 3
  • Unbolt walls starting with front Working CW around the unit
  • Lower Back Wall on ropes
  • Strike Bed Lift & Open Up Floor
  • Place Cones around lift area
  • Strike Fascia Downstage
  • Detach Maylines
  • Remove Downstage Cylinder
  • Dismantle DS lifting frame
  • Strike DS guide frame
  • Strike DS Truss
  • Remove 3” Blocks
  • Repeat for US bed
  • Throw it ALL OUT  (except Blocks, & Cylinders)
  • Remove Deck Plug
  • Restore traps
  • Pull Up curved Track - Remove Hardware (Save Part See John)
  • Continue on Pulling Up Deck
  • Take Remaining items back to UT

Group 3

  • Strike Lil Unit
  • Strike Big Unit
  • Disengage Turtle (Save Turtle
  • Doors
  • Roll Tubes (save tubes and hardware
  • Twig Panels out of Track
  • Drop Triangle with line from Grid
  • Chain Motor Unit Down onto 2x4 Sleepers (after SR Bog & Trees out)
  • Dismantle Flats and Platforms
  • Strip wheels and other salvageable hardware
  • Deck Track
  • Strip Turnarounds from Deck Track   -  Save part of curved track
  • Heaven
  • Unbolt & Lower sides of Gates
  • Lower Center pivot points
  • Clear out anything left underneath heaven
  • Remove fake Stairs
  • Remove Heaven Walls Starting from bottom edge
  • Remove Real Stairs & Platform
  • Lower Cutout Trees
  • Start Pulling Deck Over SL Side Stage
  • strike SL Side Stage
  • Return Triscuits to 149
  • Sweep & Clean up Space

In addition to the above lists each of the more complex units had its own breakdown order to ensure that items came apart in a safe and efficient manner

Big Unit Order

  1. Props and Electric
  2. Disengage Turtle (Save Turtle
  3. Doors
  4. Roll Tubes (save tubes and hardware
  5. Twig Panels out of Track
  6. Drop Triangle with line from Grid
  7. Chain Motor Unit Down onto 2x4 Sleepers (after SR Bog & Trees out)
  8. Dismantle Flats and Platforms
  9. Strip wheels and other salvageable hardware
  10. Deck Track
    1. Strip Turnarounds from Deck Track
    2. Save part of curved track for demo (ask John)

Bed Lifts Order

  1. Place Cones around lift area
  2. Strike Fascia Downstage
  3. Detach Maylines
  4. Remove Downstage Cylinder
  5. Dismantle DS lifting frame
  6. Strike DS guide frame
  7. Strike DS Truss
  8. Remove 3” Blocks
  9. Repeat for US bed
  10. Throw it ALL OUT (except Blocks, & Cylinders)
  11. Remove Deck Plug
  12. Restore Deck Traps

Heaven Order

  1. Strike Swing
  2. Unbolt & Lower sides of Gates
  3. Lower Center pivot points
  4. Clear out anything left underneath heaven
  5. Remove fake Stairs
  6. Remove Heaven Walls Starting from bottom edge
  7. Remove Real Stairs & Platform

Pulpit Order

  1. Remove Light Box – set aside for LX
  2. Push onstage
  3. Drop Ropes to top of back wall & to Staircase
  4. remove Stair Rails – Unbolt column & Cut Free – Walk Down set aside for REP 3
  5. Unbolt walls starting with front Working CW around the unit
  6. Lower Back Wall on ropes

 

Stove Lift Order

  1. Clear Space
  2. Remove Photo Eyes
  3. Remove Stabilizers
  4. Remove Deck around Lift – Winch & Counter wt. Guards
  5. Unhook counter wt & SLOWLY Lower to Floor - Cut Cables
  6. Remove Lift Bed – (Cut in half)
  7. Unbolt Towers
  8. Remove and dismantle all sheaves
  9. Move stuff out of the trap room (winches included)

 

Page last updated March 1, 2017