is a balcony-level plan of a theatre vaguely reminiscent of
was inspired by the lobby of the Newhouse One
journalism building at Syracuse University, which has just this sort
of monumental double staircase leading to its second floor.
(The building was designed by I.M. Pei. Note the sculpture at
the top of the wall in this photo from the Syracuse University Alumni
News, spring 1970.)
simply redrew the space as a squashed pentagon with two rows of
seats overlooking the balcony rail. Most of the audience would
be on the level below, in "the pit" surrounding the foot of
the staircase. As indicated by the green arrows, actors could
make their entrances from any of five doors, or they could speak from
the sculpture's location.