Visitors to us.imdb.com could read a short article on April 14 about actor Gabriel Byrne's thoughts about the death of theatre.
According to the article, Byrne was in the middle of a run of A Touch of the Poet on Broadway when he "decided theatre-goers were a dying breed."
Byrne saw that the audience members at a particular show were older, well-off people.
"'After the show I turned to one of the other actors and said, ‘Theatre is dead. There’s no one under 60 out there, they’re all white and they can all afford £200 for a night.' Seriously, theatre as we’re doing it now, is dead,' he said."
You can read the entire article here.
So, it's reported on a well-known entertainment Web site that a well-respected contemporary actor believes that one of the establsihed forms of entertainment is dead. That's a pretty damning testimonial.
How would you respond to Byrne's statement? Is theatre dead, or dying? What have you seen or experienced that either confirms or refutes this theory?