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Lyric Theatre Audience Stunned as Forgotten SPIDER-MAN Cast Member Finally Falls from Ceiling

by Violet Jones. Insta: @violet_leigh.

NEW YORK, NY - Following a recent performance of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Lyric Theatre audience members were treated to one last magic trick as a forgotten cast member from the famously safe and successful show, Spider-Man: Turn off the Dark, fell from the ceiling.

“I thought they had slipped something into my Butterbeer during intermission,” said audience member Annabelle St. Cloud, a rabid Harry Potter fan and self-described “adult human female." “We all pointed our souvenir wands and tried to save him with a levitating charm. We were unsuccessful, but at the last minute he flipped over and landed safely in a weird crouch.”

A Lyric Theatre employee - who agreed to be interviewed on the condition of anonymity - also weighed in.

“Yeah, we knew he was up there. We saw him during a strike a few years back but couldn’t get to him,” said the exasperated employee while filling out an accident report for the incident. “So we decided to take bets about when he would fall down instead. Kind of like a stray balloon in a warehouse, ya know?”

When asked for a comment, former Spider-Man director Julie Taymor was quick to share her side of the story.

"Do I regret the rehearsal policy that any Spider-Men who missed a cue had to go to time out in the ‘Shame Ceiling’ for half an hour? Of course. But, we all live and learn, and I think this ordeal will make me a better director in the long run.”

Lyric Theatre management has vowed to institute a “no time outs” policy following the actor’s fall. They also plan to invest in new brooms with extra long handles to make sure no else gets stuck moving forward.


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