I'm new to this community and I found it because I was looking for how-to's on the net. See, I'm building props for Enlightenment Theater Co. in Philadelphia, PA. We're doing a traveling kids show version of Harold and the Purple Crayon.
What I need is this: we need an umbrella that opens, turns inside out, and then goes back to being an umbrella. It doesn't have to go back actually on stage but, it can't look like a parasol, it's got to have that umbrella curve to it open. I swear I've seen these things for sale before, surely having an umbrella turn inside out on stage must be a fairly common need and no one wants to buy a new umbrella for every night of their run.
Can anyone help me with instructions for this or a place that might sell them? Thanks!