Walken, Mackie and Kazan Suffer Flame Snafu at Final Behanding Performance

PlayBlog   Walken, Mackie and Kazan Suffer Flame Snafu at Final Behanding Performance
 
The final performance of Martin McDonagh’s A Behanding in Spokane on June 6 contained an extra surprise for the audience, according to the New York Post.


One scene requires Carmichael, the one-handed character played by Oscar winner and Tony nominee Christopher Walken, to light a candle in a can of gasoline after he has dowsed a con-artist couple (Anthony Mackie and Zoe Kazan) with the gasoline. At the performance, after Walken exited, the candle was supposed to remain lit, but went out.

“An agonizingly long minute” followed, an audience member told the Post, before a stagehand walked on stage to relight the flame. After much applause, the show went on.

Thomas Peter

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