Monday, April 27, 2009

Please silence all electronic devices ... and yourselves, you inconsiderate baboons

Actually, most baboons are more considerate than a lot of theatergoers these days.
Bobo thought he had witnessed some doozies of clueless theater behavior, but wait'll you read John Moore's *Denver Post* article.

So it may be too late to follow Moore's act, but ... hey, local Spokane theater persons, what incidents of boorish behavior have *you* witnessed? (Names disguised to protect the guilty, please.)

Endless chatter, compulsive texting -- Bobo's seen most of it, if not all. I find that turning around and simply staring (with a neutral expression, but right in the offender's face, works nicely). The worst? Actually occurred during a Symphony on the Edge concert at what's now the Knitting Factory. Naturally, it happened during a quiet musical passage. Loud cell ring. "Who's this?" in the braying tones of Elizabeth Taylor in *Virginia Woolf?* So the [uncomplimentary epithet] walks over into an open stairwell and CONTINUES TALKING LOUDLY and now with an extra added ECHO EFFECT.

We had her boiled alive and ate her liver with a nice Chianti.

[ photo: Denis Theater Foundation, Mount Lebanon, Pennsylvania ]

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At April 28, 2009 5:08 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Okay, do we actually have to get an Inlander to read your "Graduate" review? What's the holdup?


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