Broadway Actor Shares Powerful Message After Autistic Child Interrupts Show

Jan 4, 2016 By Jake Brannon

Kelvin Moon Loh is currently acting in a production of "The King and I" at the Vivian Beaumont Theater on Broadway. For most actors, Broadway represents the top of the mountain, the highest level of excellence and accomplishment in the art. Therefore, you'd expect them to get pretty upset when one of their performances is interrupted by a member of the audience. They worked so hard to get there, so how dare some random person mess up their art by talking too loudly.

This is what happened during a matinee performance on September 23rd, but, instead of an unruly patron, it was a young autistic boy who interrupted the performance. When the audience showed disdain towards the child whom they felt was ruining their day at the theater, Loh decided to take to Facebook and speak in the boy's defense. His message, from an actor's perspective, is truly powerful and reminds us how important theatre is for "all people."

 

Via: Kelvin Moon Loh

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