Lauren Boebert At a time when many theaters are debating how to deal with rowdy patron conduct, the congresswoman was asked to leave after being accused of being noisy and recording the performance.
Representative Lauren Boebert, the Colorado Republican, was escorted out of a performance in Denver.
Representative Lauren Boebert, a fiery Republican from Colorado, was kicked out of a touring production of the musical “Beetlejuice” in Denver this weekend, becoming the most recent subject of a discussion about how theaters ought to handle rowdy patron behavior.
An incident report filed with the city of Denver claims that Ms. Lauren Boebert was charged with “causing a disturbance” at the performance. The claim is not new to Ms. Lauren Boebert; last year, she heckled President Biden during the State of the Union, and the year before that, she objected to Capitol security searching her suitcase.
The event in Denver, as The Denver Post previously reported, took place during a performance of “Beetlejuice,” a play about a joyfully cunning ghost haunting a suburban home. The show had a rough Broadway run, but ultimately won over the public’s favor and has since enjoyed a successful national tour.
The Buell Theater, which is part of the Denver Center for the Performing Arts and where “Beetlejuice” is currently playing, has a set of guest policies. According to a brief statement from the center, “We were informed that two patrons were not adhering to the policies which ultimately led to them being escorted from the theater.”
The performing arts center is housed in a complex of buildings that the city of Denver owns and manages. The city published an incident report that included some of the specifics without mentioning Ms. Lauren Boebert by name.
According to the report, following complaints from the audience, staff members warned two customers that “they were causing a disturbance for the area with noise, singing, using their cellphone, and that they need to be respectful to their neighbors.” The theater requested assistance from the Denver Police and asked the group to leave early in the second act after receiving complaints that the audience was once more being noisy and recording the performance. They did eventually. The incident report claims that as they are leaving, “they say stuff like ‘do you know who I am?'” and “I will be contacting the mayor.”
Ms. Lauren Boebert was the party dependable, as indicated by the Denver Post. Drew Sexton, Ms. Lauren Boebert’s campaign manager, issued a statement that presented the incident in a different light, despite the fact that it was confirmed.
Congresswoman Lauren Boebert enthusiastically attended a weekend performance of “Beetlejuice,” which Sexton said was “zany,” “outrageous,” and a “lusty riot” to the surprise of some people. I am able to confirm the shocking and obscene rumors: Congresswoman Lauren Boebert is, in fact, a supporter of the performing arts in her spare time. he said. ” She values the Buell Theater’s severe adherence to their no photographs strategy and just wishes the Biden Organization could maintain our boundary regulations as completely and overwhelmingly,” the assertion proceeded.
Despite being expelled, Ms. Lauren Boebert reportedly still enjoys the program.
She wrote a statement on X, the website that replaced Twitter, saying, “It’s true, I did thoroughly enjoy the AMAZING Beetlejuice at the Buell Theatre and I plead guilty to laughing and singing too loud!” “Everyone should watch it this week if you have the chance, and please let me know how it ends!”
The event occurs at a time when theaters, especially in England, are dealing with an uptick in rowdy conduct from overexcited patrons and are debating whether and how to ban such behavior. These issues are present on Broadway as well, but there haven’t been as many well-publicized clashes.