Friday, February 27, 2009

breaking the moment

playbill gives us yet another interview with patti lupone, who spends three or four paragraphs talking about what audiences do to annoy her: take photos, talk on the phone, send text messages, put their programs on the edge of the stage, not enjoy her performance.

i can tell you from personal experience (as can a million other actors) all those things are annoying. but now, ms. lupone has brilliantly and graciously explained exactly why they are annoying:
"The thing it does is it breaks the theatrical moment. It breaks the theatricality of the [moment] for everybody, for the audience especially."
yes, patti. nothing like breaking the theatrical moment.

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