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Ahh, theatre & dance. [Jun. 15th, 2008|08:30 pm]
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During a performance of Rumplestiltskin at The Afternoon Players of Salt Lake City, the actor playing Rumplestiltskin made an unscripted leaping exit -- and knoked himelf out on a door frame. The atress playing the Princess had no idea that he'd been hurt. According to the plot, the Priness had to guess Rumplestiltskin's name by midnight or he'd take away her bby. The actress sat onstage and waited for the Rumplestiltskin character to reappear. When he didn't she began to improvise. "I wonder where that funny little man is?" she asked, loudly. "That funny little man was supposed to come back here and I was supposed to guess his name." Still a now show, the Actress continued to improvise. The actors backstage were frantically trying to think of what to do. Finally two of them put on silly hats and ran onstage. "You know that funny little man?" oneof them said in a very meaningful way. "Well he's never comin back." The princess's eyes widened in hororr. "You mean he's neer coming back?" " No. He's never comin back." The three stood there in dead silence, finally the other actor spoke "But he told us to ttell you that he knew you had guessed his name. It's Rumplestiltskin. And now you can keep your baby! Hooray!" Curtain down. End of play.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1whKQBcnLiQ&e
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[User Picture]From: monicarnsg
2008-06-16 01:34 am (UTC)
LOL, I nearly wet my pants at Rumplestiltskin!
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-06-16 01:35 am (UTC)
Haha, funny, right? ;) I figure with the Tony's on it was perfect timing.
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From: christinaathena
2008-06-16 01:44 am (UTC)
*laughs* Nice save. ^_^
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-06-16 01:45 am (UTC)
Right? LOL
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[User Picture]From: runeenigma
2008-06-16 02:14 am (UTC)
This is why you don't throw unrehearsed blocking/choreography/combat into a performance, ever! Oy.

I knocked the wind out of myself once, tripping over the leg of a flat during a hasty exit (in my defense, I was a last-minute understudy and only had one real rehearsal). There was a huge ker-THUMP. Fortunately, I'm really good at falling, and managed to avoid serious injury; I was embarrassed, winded, bruised, but generally all right.

Now, in the scene just before my exit, there had been scripted light combat, where Caliban lifted me by the throat and threw me to the ground. We'd rehearsed it a few times, and that went smoothly. After the show, some of the people who'd been onstage during that scene came up to me in great concern. "Are you all right?" they asked, "That fall was scary," and "Did you hurt yourself when you fell? I was so scared for you!"

I assured them that it just sounded worse than it was, I'd tripped over the leg of the riser and I should have been more careful. They were very confused. Evidently, they were talking about the combat in the scene! I took that as a great compliment, as that was a planned fall, and I'd been in complete control.

I still laugh when I think of that play.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-06-16 02:17 am (UTC)
Ooh! The Tempest is a great play! That's awesome! =)

I fell off a ladder in Our Town once. LOL. Whoops. Luckily it was the dress rehearsal. The show went by without a hitch, luckily. But man, I've seen some doozies. Including people falling through the stage, and a Sweeney who lost control of his razor and threw it at the audience. Whoops. lol
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-06-16 03:22 am (UTC)
hehe. ;)
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[User Picture]From: ebourland
2008-06-16 04:32 am (UTC)
That's keepin your head in a tense situation.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-06-16 05:08 am (UTC)
LOL. For real. :)
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[User Picture]From: poop_on_a_stick
2008-06-16 02:17 pm (UTC)
oh god. That's amazing.

I want to see a play where people just decide to end it with lines that they make up.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-06-16 05:12 pm (UTC)
LOL. It's a hell of a thing when it happens. ;)
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[User Picture]From: sparkly_sparky
2008-06-16 03:29 pm (UTC)
LOL i wish i had seen that play! Funny! loved the ending ;)
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-06-16 05:13 pm (UTC)
lol, right? So funny.
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[User Picture]From: jenniferline
2008-06-16 11:23 pm (UTC)
I LOL'd at the Rumplestiltskin fiasco. Though I don't suppose it was too funny for the actress in the moment. Stuff like that was my worst nightmare when I did theater.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-06-16 11:27 pm (UTC)
LOL. I'm sue she had a lot of laughs in retrospect. ;)
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