The audience is 50 percent of the performance,'' said the great old actress Shirley Booth. At least that much, I'd say. Maybe more. A good audience can inspire and ignite actors into giving the best performances of their lives. And a bad crowd can do just the opposite. Every actor knows too well the focus-busting power of live theater's two greatest enemies: cell... More >>>
Dallas Theater Center's Topdog/Underdog provoked mid-performance walkouts by dozens of offended ticket-holders.