Audience member climbs onto a Broadway set to charge his phone just before the opening curtain

Audience member climbs onto a Broadway set to charge his phone just before the opening curtain
How desperate are people to charge their smartphone when the batteries are low? Consider this incident that took place last week at the Booth Theater on Broadway just before a performance of the play "Hand to God" was about to start. A gentleman with a smartphone climbed on stage and plugged his handset into a fake outlet that was part of the set.

The music that plays before the show was halted as a member of the crew had to unplug the device from the outlet. An announcement was made that audience members are not allowed to jump on stage to plug in their phones.

Cast members Sarah Stiles and Marc Kudisch both tweeted about what took place and both seemed incredulous that someone would be that upset about having no juice to run his phone, that he would disrupt a Broadway show just minutes from the opening curtain.

By the way, "Hand to God" is about Jason, a student at the Christian Puppet Ministry in the small town of Cypress, Texas. Jason's puppet Tyrone develops his own personality and starts controlling Jason. If you do plan on seeing the show, or any Broadway production for that matter, make sure your phone is fully charged before you get to the theater. And it usually is a good idea to turn off your handset once the show starts.

Video of the audience member plugging in his phone to the fake outlet on the set has surfaced.

Thanks for the tip Michael!

source: Playbill



1. monoke

Posts: 1162; Member since: Mar 14, 2015

Should have got the z3 and save himself the embarrassment. What a dumb mofo! lol

13. waddup121 unregistered


2. engineer-1701d unregistered

wow i see it at work all the time people just think they can climb up and plug phone in anywhere they want like they have the right, get a better phone with bigger battery if its that bad. i was thinking about shunting the power and burning the phone hahahaha that will tech them.

3. Bm888

Posts: 517; Member since: Jul 06, 2015

Obviously he was using what we know is worst battery performer, which is none other than * Fruit #batteryGate ^_^ ^_^ ^Bm ™

14. Jimrod

Posts: 1605; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

Is that code for Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge? Because despite all the battery tests my experience is that under moderate use it only lasts just over half a day...

4. StanleyG88

Posts: 240; Member since: Mar 15, 2012

Stupid is that stupid does.

5. Augustine

Posts: 1043; Member since: Sep 28, 2013

Never leave home without bit{dot}ly/1eDSLt3

6. phonehome

Posts: 812; Member since: Dec 19, 2014

Would never have to do this with my GS5 as always have a fully-charged spare battery ready to go.

11. yoosufmuneer

Posts: 1518; Member since: Feb 14, 2015

Dont forget the Ultra Power Saving Mode.

8. 99nights

Posts: 1152; Member since: Mar 10, 2015

Obvisouly this guy has never heard of charging his phone before going somewhere lol.

9. Topcat488

Posts: 1415; Member since: Sep 29, 2012

This is the reason why removeable back covers are my favorite... Not just for situations like this but most phones are still useable after a two year upgrade... Why not gift it to a relative or friend, who would just need to put in a NEW battery. Most of my 2-3 year old phones are highly appreciated when i give it to my little brother or nephews. O.o

10. dimas

Posts: 3366; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

Must be one of PA's patriots.

12. yoosufmuneer

Posts: 1518; Member since: Feb 14, 2015


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