These pictures are from the live stage performance of "Return to Collinwood" at the Dark Shadows Festival
in 2003. This play, written by Jamison Selby (David Selby's son) was performed as a radio play, and picked up the story
of the Collins family thirty (?) years after the events of Dark Shadows.
Please be aware that these pictures were taken under avaliable light, with a zoom lens from the 6th row
of the auditorium.(For the photographically inclined, I used a Minolta SRT-200 with a 4.5 80-200 zoom lens and ASA
800 film.) Flash photography was forbidden during the play, I assume for the safely of the actors (Tripping
over mike wires due to being blinded by someone's flash is NOT something any of us want to see the actors do, after all!).
Honestly, as someone who has been to many plays over the years, it surprised me that ANY photography was being allowed; the
rules of the actors's unions AFTRA and Equity usually forbid photography or sound recording during performances.
Alas, there was another roll of film shot, but on the trip to Newport the film got stuck in the camera and
had to be removed manually, thus was exposed. That is why you will see no shots of the later parts of the play with
Terrayne (Terry) Crawford, the curtain call, or the touching scene of David Selby hugging hjs son and pulling him on
stage for his share of the limelight during the curtaincall.