SHIRLINGTON, Va. (WUSA9) -- A deer with a flair for the dramatic crashed the stage Tuesday at the Signature Theatre as the crew was preparing to open a new show.
"He was young and he was frightened," said Mick Coughlin who was in a production meeting at 9:30 a.m. when the deer bolted through an open loading dock door.
The young buck with velvety antlers made its way down a long hallway, past dressing rooms onto the stage of the theater where set construction for an upcoming show "The Fix" was underway.
The Signature tweeted a fuzzy photo of the deer.
As crew members scattered and shut doors to confine the deer, Coughlin worked to shoo the animal back down the hallway where it exited a backstage door that had been propped open.