There was a time when theater was meant for the masses yet with an average ticket proce ranging from $150 to $500 or more live theater has often become a playground for the wealthy. I don’t understand why this is the case and while discount tickets are an option, it is still simply beyond my grasp why EVERYONE should not have access to the joys of a live performance.
…And then I heard about this incident… While “money wont buy you class”, stupid certainly comes in all shapes and sizes! Seriously folks at some point it is not a judgement it is simply fact. Evolution seems to have skipped a few million generations for this person…
A patron at the Tony Award-nominated play “Hand to God” on July 2 climbed onstage just before the show began to try to recharge his phone in what looked like an outlet. Ushers at the Booth Theatre quickly converged, and the young man was pulled off the stage.
A public announcement was made warning patrons to avoid any similar acts, and ushers were stationed near the offender in case anything else untoward occurred. He apparently got the message.
Actress Sarah Stiles tweeted: “#fullmoon or #idiot?”
The attempt to recharge was, in the end, pointless: The onstage outlet was just a prop, created by Tony Award winner Beowulf Boritt, whose set is a realistic depiction of a basement of a church in Texas.
A production spokesman confirmed the incident Tuesday.
The act was at least in keeping with the anarchic nature of the show. Playwright Robert Askins’ bracing comedy mixes violence, swearing, brutal honesty, parental failure, church hypocrisy and plenty of sex — of both human and puppet varieties.