Ode to the Tabbing Curtain

Tab Curtain

They open to reveal the stage,

and close again for the scenery change.

 They come with pleats and tassels and fringe,

 and many other fancy things.

 We sew them up and when we’re done,

 we rig them up and make them run.

No great theater is really complete,

without a tab curtain-they’re just so neat.

by: Misha Sturtevant