The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #81010   Message #1480918
Posted By: Blowzabella
09-May-05 - 02:29 PM
Thread Name: Talkative Audience Members
Subject: RE: Talkative Audience Members
Several years ago, I was involved with an outdoor historical production, which took place over several days - different 'scenes' happened in different locations in town - over several days. The audience followed the scenes around and put the story together. Anyway...one scene, actually called for a procession through a part of town, led by musicians - playing hurdy-gurdy, fiddle, northumbrian pipes etc. Two elderly ladies clearly wanted to ask the hurdy-gurdy player about his instrument, but he was concentrating on a) playing his instrument and b) not tripping over while walkin and playing. Reasonably enough, therefore, he was ignoring her, despite her repeating her question several times.

Eventually, she gave up and turned to her friend, saying..."Isn't it amazing how these deaf and dumb people can be so musical" ...!!!