YEAH, NOW I'M REALLY ANGRY! I cannot believe that, even in the theatre, we are now catering to people who cannot live their lives without being attached to their 'smart' phones or connected to their thousands of 'friends' or associated 'twits' by facebook or twitter.
Did anyone notice that the tweeters (in Ken's Godspell audience) are looking at their phones and not at the stage when they are tweeting? They are ignoring your show in order to tweet about the show that they are not watching.
This entry was not written as an arts article. It was a quick response that I call a Rant, with all the accompanying vehement assertions and irritating biases. Evidently, some people consider it a personal affront. Apologies for that. I hope some of you will read my other considered and informed reviews that are lodged on this blog.
Perhaps I'll keep my Rants to myself - but they garner such interesting and entertaining reactions.
I corrected the typo that called Ken Davenport 'Ian'. Apologies Ken. The interview I saw with him described him as 'director', but my net search indicated that he was producer and I am advised by Howard Sherman that he is definitely producer of this revival. Thank you.
To those who are ranting back at me, it is the notion of people tweeting during theatre performances that I am objecting to in this piece. I am not objecting to tweeting in general.
I have not stated that only 21 year olds tweet, nor that all 21 year olds tweet. I refer to the statements by Ken Davenport that his research indicates that the average age of tweeters in the US is 21.