A man at a Broadway show desperately needed to plug in his phone climbed onstage before a recent performance to connect his device to the nearest outlet, according to Playbill.
Broadway World reports that it was unclear whether or not the man was acting on a dare or sincerely was looking to juice up his phone.
Sometimes when you attend a play you feel so immersed in the story it’s as if the stage shares the same reality as its audience’s.
Chris York, who was sitting in the mezzanine section on 2 July, recounted what happened on his Facebook page, and news of the audience member’s behavior was getting wider attention on Tuesday.
The show was delayed by five minutes due to the interruption.
“I am a quiet and reserved person and I took great joy in loudly heckling the idiot when he returned to take his phone back”, York’s post goes on to say.
Actress Sarah Stiles, who stars in the play, later confirmed the incident on Instagram, alongside a selfie next to the plug socket.
“A guy jumped on stage and plugged his phone into the fake outlet on our set just before we started”. Playwright Robert Askins’ bracing comedy mixes violence, swearing, brutal honesty, parental failure, church hypocrisy and plenty of sex – of both human and puppet varieties.