I have written about containers playing roles in movies, but now they are moving to the stage! Sure, first the container started out as the backdrop for when an action scene was needed “down at the docks”. Eventually containers were driven around in movies like “The Transporter” and “The A Team” where a specific containers were central to the plot. But like any aspiring actor, the container has transitioned to the stage.
The Kansas City Repertory Theatre recently used containers as the backdrop in their production “The Great Immensity”. While the theatre didn’t use any actual containers in producing the set, they did create a set that used projection of container pictures and an ingenius design to allow scenes to be shown in and outside the container and the set rotated to provide more flexibility. To create a realistic look, they even attached container lockrods to create doors for the container ends.
While this may not be an example of using an actual container, it is an interesting example of how containers are becoming a more normal part of our lives.