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Furumoto's theatre experiences highlighted in Madison Magazine article

September 15, 2017

UW-Madison's David Furumoto's theatre experiences, both past and present, are featured in a recent article from Madison Magazine's "Stage Right/Stage Wrong" column. The column tells the stories of live performance mishaps, or when things don't go exactly as expected.

Furumoto is a professor with the School of Education’s Department of Theatre and Drama. 

Furumoto is starring in the Madison Theatre Guild's upcoming production of Shakespeare's "Titus Andronicus" as the play's titular character. In the article, Furumoto details both this current role and a freak accident that occurred onstage more than 20 years ago. 

During a 1994 performance in California of "The Woman Warrior," the metal mechanism holding up a huge, heavy wooden prop door suddenly snapped and the door fell down onstage, missing Furumoto by inches.

"It was very close," Furumoto told Madison Magazine. "If I had actually turned to come back out on stage, it would have caught me."

Read the full article: "'Titus Andronicus' star David Furumoto barely escapes death."


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