Theater-goers were shaken but not hurt when a five-foot chuck of plaster broke free from the upper balcony ceiling at the Maryland Theatre in Hagerstown over the weekend.
The plaster fell about one story and broke into five smaller pieces near a seating area Sunday night during a performance by comedian Tim Hawkins, Operations Manager Jessica Green told the Herald-Mail.
The plaster fell near patrons but didn't hit anyone. Green said she's not sure why the plaster fall, especially since it didn't happen during a loud concert.
Thirty seats have been cordoned off while contractors assess the damage.
The nearly 100-year-old theater in downtown Hagerstown is home to Maryland Symphony Orchestra and the Miss Maryland pageant.