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Joe Manganiello chastises photo taker during Streetcar

joeinstreetcarTrue Blood’s Joe Manganiello, who is  currently appearing as Stanley Kowalski in the Yale Repertory Theatre production of “A Streetcar Named Desire,” addressed a rude audience member who was taking flash photos during the Sept. 25 performance of the Tennessee Williams classic.

Joe, first wrote on Twitter addressing the audience member requesting that they stop:

“Dear person taking pictures during our show tonight… The ushers are going to be looking for you and you will be thrown out…” He continued, “…you are insanely distracting to all of the actors onstage and incredibly rude. If you read this, please leave and don’t come back.”

Yale Alumni Magazine also reported that Joe additionally addressed the audience member during a scene with Stella. “Can you stop with the camera? You have no idea how distractin’ it is!,” he remarked, remaining in character and returning to complete the scene.

Joe  later Tweeted,

I’m happy to take pics outside after the show and @yalerep posted some fantastic shots of the play that they took. Please be respectful.”

A spokesperson for the production issued the following statement to Playbill.com:

“Photos were taken repeatedly from the audience during the first act of last night’s performance of A Streetcar Named Desire, and again in the second act even after an announcement was made to the audience during intermission. Joe Manganiello appropriately addressed the matter from the stage on behalf of the company when the camera’s clicking noise continued during the play’s third act, then proceeded with the remainder of the performance.”

source: playbill.com

2 comments
Nikki
Nikki

Go Joe!!!! People can be so rude!

Rowena
Rowena

This rude person must be clueless about basic theatre etiquette. Anyone taking flash photos during a performance should be promptly escorted from the theatre. There is no excuse for that. It is distracting to the cast and to the other audience members. Good on Joe for trying to get this blockhead to stop.