It’s not a retouched photo – the woman
in red is the only colorful person.
She’s with the cast of "It’s Beginning
to Look a Lot Like Murder."
For over 25 years, Pegasus Theatre in Dallas, Texas has produced shows in their special "Living Black and White" style. Kurt Kleinmann, the playwright and star of the murder mystery shows, refuses to divulge the secret methods the theater company uses to make all the costumes, sets and actors look like they’re from old black and white movies.
Performers are taught not to touch their face or the other actors, and they learn the techniques to apply the silvery makeup that covers any exposed skin. They also learn how to speak without revealing too much of their pink tongues.
The cast and crew of "The Frequency of Death!"
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See also a female Santa using this technique: The black and white Santa illusion, Deceptology>>
– Pegasus Theatre Returns in Glorious Black and White, Dallas Observer Arts>>
– Theater review part deux: The Frequency of Death! from Pegasus Theatre, Pegasus News>>