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."
(Excerpt) Read more at gothamist.com ...
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.
You presume that he might have been shot by a person in that crowd who was carrying a concealed firearm? Or perhaps the woman or her escort would have beaten him to death?
In New York city? In a theatre packed with elitist 0bama voting pansies who would sooner slit their own wrists than do anything more violent than a face slap? I don't think so.
Pardon me, I did not realize we were discussing liberalism’s zombie society. : )
Don’t do it in the land of the living. They will cap your self righteous liberal ass before you were aware you had one. : )
Shopping in Texas is like a bully going to the movies in Texas.
lol... great scene
Loved that movie.
LOL Good one!!!
When I first moved to Texas (again) there was a story about a mad Mexican gunman shooting up the court house square in a smallish texas town. He was furious over a domestic violence/divorce case.
He was just shootin’ people walking around in front of the court house. It was a big mess. An accountant in a builing facing the courtyard where the wacko was operating, opened his window and shot him dead. And that was that.
I was in the Marines with a Texan. He was from a rural county with a sheriff and just a few deputy’s. Some bikers showed up and started tearing up a bar on the edge of the county. The sheriff gathered up a group of “armed concerned citizens” and led a convoy to the bar. They then escorted the bikers out of the county. I assume the bikers had to pay retribution.
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.