Blue Man Productions Issues Media Statement of Response in Reference to Recent Allegations

Jan 25, 2008, 00:00 ET from Blue Man Productions

    NEW YORK, Jan. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- The following is a statement being
 issued by Blue Man Productions:
     We are shocked and surprised to learn of the allegations made in
 reference to one of our comedic pieces, "Esophagus Video." At the time of
 this statement, we have not been served any legal papers.
     Our well-known audience participatory pieces, such as "Esophagus
 Video," have been performed for over 15 years, in over 50,000 performances,
 to the delight of over 12 million audience members around the world. We are
 disappointed that this false claim forces us to reveal the truth behind one
 of our most popular theatrical devices.
     "Esophagus Video" is simply an illusion. A camera is held in an actor's
 hands, the actor's hands are placed near an audience member's mouth (not on
 or in). The live-feed video screen then switches to a pre-recorded medical
 video, resulting in the hilarious and absurd illusion that the audience is
 peering down an individual's esophagus. Because the camera never enters the
 mouth, the execution of this illusion could not possibly put anyone at risk
 of injury.
     Blue Man Group

SOURCE Blue Man Productions