April 23, 2012

Actor playing Judas in an Easter Passion play really hangs himself and dies.

"The actor was hanging for four minutes before fellow performers realised something was wrong."

28 comments:

Original Mike said...

Jesus.

lemondog said...

Oy

traditionalguy said...

Actors always like to say that playing the villain is the best role to get. But method acting this role was unforgiving. Judas was called The Son of Perdition for a reason.

EDH said...

So long Judas, Poor old Judas

I preferred Murray Head anyway.

rhhardin said...

Like sexual intercourse, hanging yourself is traditionally taken as outside the frame of acting.

Kissing can be safely acted, though.

MadisonMan said...

I wonder how the actor was paid.

prairie wind said...

I'm going counter to what seems to be the theme so far--hipster reactions-- and say, That is just awful. For the audience, for the other actors, for the poor SOB who tied the knot wrong, and for the actor's family.

Curious George said...

"prairie wind said...
I'm going counter to what seems to be the theme so far--hipster reactions-- and say, That is just awful. For the audience, for the other actors , for the poor SOB who tied the knot wrong, and for the actor's family."

Not for the understudy. One persons "tragic accident" is another's "big break".

William said...

I just hope that he wasn't engaging in autogratification. That would be extremely blasphemous.

William said...

I just hope that he wasn't engaging in autogratification. That would be extremely blasphemous.

jimspice said...

And he's not the first!

prairie wind said...

One persons "tragic accident" is another's "big break".

True. This actor could have used a big break...in the rope.

Original Mike said...

"An actor portraying Judas in the musical "Jesus Christ Superstar" choked to death in a hanging scene when he failed to wear a safety harness,"

In hang gliding, you are taught to never, ever, ever forget to clip into the kite. It happens, however.

Pogo said...

I was in our high school's version of Godspell, and hurt myself doing some mime.

So I totally get this.

Crunchy Frog said...

I've played Judas two of the last three years. Haven't managed to kill myself yet.

There's always next year, I suppose.

bagoh20 said...

Lifetime achievement award at the Oscar this year.

I guess "break a leg" wasn't good enough.

"In hang gliding, you are taught to never, ever, ever forget to clip into the kite. It happens, however."

At our home launch site, there is a cement footing that you stand on waiting to launch with big molded letter reading "HOOK IN" ! And it STILL happens.

edutcher said...

When the guy turns purple, cut him down.

I think Tom Dooley said that.

Or maybe the Kingston Trio.

Original Mike said...

These guys should have a "HELP!" sign in their pocket that they can whip out, as needed.

I'm surprised the OSHA hasn't mandated that, yet.

Pogo said...

Goddamn method actors.

ricpic said...

I was in our high school's version of Godspell, and hurt myself doing some mime.

So I totally get this.


And we know you get this, Pogo. And we haven't forgotten you. We know you suffered. We know you were there. We know you're the man. Try to remember, this guy suffered big time. He died. But you suffered too...we get it...we totally get it...we know...such insecurity.

Hee Hee

Peter said...

And the guy who played Jesus is still incapacitated as the puncture wounds in his hands and feet g heal.

SGT Ted said...

Best use of tax dollars by an inmate, hands down.

madAsHell said...

Assuming that his neck was not broken, I would guess the guy would flail, and try to remove the noose.

Unfortunately, they presumed he was acting.

Wally Kalbacken said...

I'm here 'til Friday, tell your friends! Try the roast beef!

ricpic said...

Geez, hope you didn't think I was being serious, Pogo.

Just my lame attempt at humor.

Peace.

Pogo said...

Nah, I got it, man!

leslyn said...

What a delightful story.

Make my day--not.

The sociopaths and narcissists have found a home.

syd B. said...

I guess he had his hang-ups.