Thursday, December 11, 2008

Bad Prop Guy

An actor in Austria from the Thalia theater company was injured after stabbing himself in the neck on stage during a suicide scene.

The knife that the actor was using was supposed to be blunted to be used as a prop but had been replaced with a real knife.

Thalia said Thursday that the original prop knife was damaged and that instructions to blunt the replacement had been "carelessly" disregarded. It did not specify who it thought might be responsible

Sounds like a plot from law and order doesn't it? Was it the understudy? The jilted lover? The jealous co-star? Someone that he owed money?

The actor received stitches and was on stage the next day performing the role again, this time with a knife that had been adequately blunted.

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