Joe Manganiello Addresses STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE Photo Taker on Twitter
Last night, Joe Manganiello took to Twitter to address an audience member who was taking pictures during the performance. In his tweets (first and second), he says "Dear person taking pictures during our show tonight... The ushers are going to be looking for you and you will be thrown out..." in the second tweet he says, "...you are insanely distracting to all of the actors onstage and incredibly rude. If you read this, please leave and don't come back."
According to Yale Alumni Magazine, Manganiello also too addressed the audience member onstage during a scene. "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.
Yale Repertory Theatre opened its 2013-14 season with A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams, directed by Mark Rucker, September 20-October 12 at the University Theatre (222 York Street). Joining the previously announced René Augesen as Blanche DuBois and Joe Manganiello as Stanley Kowalski are Adam O'Byrne as Harold "Mitch" Mitchell and Sarah Sokolovic as Stella Kowalski. The cast also includes Phillip Christian, Nick Erkelens, Mercedes Herrero, Marc Damon Johnson, April Matthis, and Ken Ruta.