Speaking of water problems . . .
An award-winning effects team worked together to create an on-stage hurricane. Blowing curtains suggest high wind. Projected light on the walls mimics the look of pouring rain.
Out of sight, the pumps have their simplest job of the night: “making general water noises.”
More patterns of light turn the floorboards into the surface of a floodwater canal. The actors playing a military rescue crew ride in a prop boat that actually floats.
Also, they all get raincoats.
Flagbearer: Sir, you’re going to fall if you keep standing like that . . .