Skip to comments.Heroic Theatergoer Smashes Cell Phone, Gets Thrown Out
Posted on 05/16/2013 4:55:24 PM PDT by Daffynition
We can't count the number of times we've wanted to enact vengeance on some inconsiderate audience member whose cell phone goes off during a performance. But, like most people, we just bottle that fury up deep down inside and take it out on the break room vending machine later. Not Kevin Williamson. Last night the National Review writer was in attendance at the marvelous new musical Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812 when one theatergoer's incessant cell phone use finally drove him over the edge... into vigilantism.
The stellar productiona swinging cabaret-type musical adaptation loosely adapted from Leo Tolstoy's War and Peacetakes place inside a luxuriant carnival tent nestled next to the Standard High Line. The audience is closely clustered at small tables throughout the room, and while there is food and beverage service before the show and during intermission, the performance itself takes place with zero table service interruptions, and the atmosphere is as quiet and attentive as any other conventional stage play. At least it's supposed to be.
Although each table is explicitly told that photography and cell phone use is strictly prohibited during the performance, the people seated around Williamson were, he says, unbearable. "They were carrying on a steady conversation throughout entire show," Williamson, who also writes a theater column for New Criterion, tells us. "They had been quite loud and obnoxious the entire time. There were two groups, one to the left and one to the right who were being loud and disruptive."
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Give that man a winning lottery ticket. A scratcher not, the Overall.
...it’s for you.
He wasn’t thrown out as the title states. He left of his own accord.
It’s the new form of yelling “fire” in a theater.
Theater owners need to be more proactive about this.
LOL. Heh. We may never know.
Other than that, Mrs. Lincoln, how did you like the play?
He’s fortunate that he was able to leave on his own and not exit on a stretcher with a tag on his toe.
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