Early in our marriage, we saved up to go the Shakespeare Festival in our state, because they were putting on my favorite play, MacBeth, in a very unique and intimate setting. I was so excited - my husband even decided not to go to that one play so that we could afford to get me an awesome seat for it. Then a family with a 5 year old walked in and sat right behind me. I was a little taken a back, as the website and the program had specifically said that this particular play was not appropriate for younger children. You guessed it, the kid was confused and talked through the entire production - even causing one of the actors to have a brief slip in character when he reached out to grab at a knife as they walked by during one scene. Did the parents try to shush him? No - they actually answered his questions in a normal speaking tone of voice! The actors were raising their voices to talk over them! Multiple people complained to ushers at intermission (due to the way it was staged, the ushers could not intervene during the play itself). The family would NOT leave, insisting that this was an educational opportunity for their SS. I was almost in tears - I asked if I could come for another performance but it was sold out until long after we were gone from town. The Festival should have done more I guess, but the family just parked their butts and wouldn't leave, they couldn't exactly get cops their without disrupting things any more in the short intermission. I actually said to the parents something along the lines of, "I think he's a little young for this production - a lot of people have spent a lot of money and traveled a long way, if you can't keep him quiet could you please take him out now?" The father ignored me and the mother said in a very sarcastic, snotty tone of voice, "Oh, we're so sorry our SON is bothering you." It's been a long time and it still makes me so angry that they ruined a special, once-in-lifetime opportunity.