The lead actress of the musical “Spider Man” scored by U2’s Bono and the Edge has suffered another step back as the lead actress have been forced to step down with a serious concussion.
Natalie Mendoza, who plays Arachne in “Spider Man: Turn Off the Dark” was struck by a rope offstage, according to the New York Times.
In a statement released by producer, Michael Cohl, he said “Natalie Mendoza suffered an injury and, on doctor's orders, will be out of the show for a brief time.”
The actresses spokesperson Shea Martin said “She's a professional actress, she wanted to go in and see if she could do it, and keep mastering what is a very technically advanced show."
A statement from the State Labour Department said “The production has explained to us the details of the accident. They also indicated that they have made changes to prevent this type of accident from happening again. We plan to follow up regularly to ensure that these modifications are adequate.”
The action-packed show includes 27 flying sequences and pieces of moving scenery.
Previously, during the preview show on November 28, during one of many technical difficulties she found herself stuck for 10 minutes above the crowd.
Until Mendoza is deemed fit enough to return her understudy America Olivo will take on the part of Arachne.