Headphones in a theatre?!
October 24, 2011 6:37 AM Subscribe
What was this person doing wearing old headphones and making hand signals in a theatre during a musical?
posted by AmandaA to media & arts (19 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
She came in just before the show started. The usher offered her a program and she refused, saying "I've read that thing a million times." She squeezed into a single seat in the middle of a row at the back of the balcony and put on a pair of cheap looking late-90s style headphones. They were connected to something the about the size of a cassette. She then raised her hand for a solid minute. She put it down as the lights were dimming, and then the show started and I stopped paying attention to her.
I had planned to ask when she returned after intermission, but she didn't come back -- her seat remained empty. However, one of my companions with better eyes than my own said she was sitting across the theatre in a similar seat on the opposite balcony with her headphones on.
So: what the hell was she doing? The theatre was the Festival Theatre in Stratford, ON, if it helps.