Actually, it’s not an old adage: You just shouldn’t be using your phones during Broadway shows.
A Broadway audience member was heckled after treading the boards to plug his handset into a power outlet, which turned out to be a prop.
An audience member at the Booth Theatre tried to charge his iPhone on the set of Hand to God by jumping up on stage and plugging it into the set’s outlet.
One of the performers was so surprised that they stopped the show to make an announcement on phone etiquette. This plug just happened to be on stage – and part of the set!
It remains unclear whether the brazen theater-goer was truly unaware of the consequences of his actions or perhaps was acting on a dare. After eventually receiving his cellphone back from an usher, the man reportedly asked if there was anywhere else he could charge his phone. Wow.
Mark Kudisch, who is also starring in the play, took to Twitter to voice his frustrations about the ordeal.
You read that right – the man jumped onto the stage and plugged his phone in to charge on the actual set – in a fake socket.
On the production’s Facebook page, another audience member claims to have witnessed the incident from up close: “I was sitting next to this guy, and trust me, this guy appeared just as you would imagine!”