Remember the old adage "Don't use your phone during a Broadway show?" Actually, it's not an old adage: You just shouldn't be using your phones during Broadway shows. But the guy who charged the stage at the Booth Theatre to charge his phone in one of the fake electrical outlets on the set of Hand to God takes the cake for generally strange audience behavior. The story went around the Internet like wildfire on Monday, but besides what certain Tony-nominated cast members had to say on Twitter, there was no proof. Until now.
Playwright Rob Askins took to Facebook to post the video of the man trying to charge his phone on stage. It is as delightfully weird and cray-cray as you'd expect it to be:
Perhaps even better is how the show's A marketing team spun the event and media frenzy into a devilishly funny advertising campaign of which hand puppet Tyrone clearly approves.
The audience really phoned it in at #HandtoGodBway Friday night: www.bit.ly/ChargePhone