Audience member tries to charge phone on set of Broadway play

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"Hand to God" is a Broadway play that centers on shy, inquisitive Jason, who finds an outlet for his creativity at the Christian Puppet Ministry. The production is currently at the Booth Theater in New York, New York.

NEW YORK – The set designer for “Hand to God” should probably take a bow.

Twitter is giving a big ol’ raspberry to a report that an audience member at the Broadway play climbed on stage and attempted to charge his cell phone using a fake outlet on the set.

Cast and audience members tweeted about the July 2 incident, and let’s just say the word “idiot” was used.

A representative for the production confirmed the incident to Playbill.com. The perception is often that theater-goers tend to be of a, shall we say, different caliber from movie-goers, but NY1 anchor Pat Kiernan tweeted that “Being able to afford a ticket doesn’t mean you have class.”

The play is about a young man whose Christian hand puppet takes on an irreverent personality. The show had a bit of fun with what happened, tweeting that “The audience really phoned it in” at Friday night’s performance, with an Instagram picture of a “low battery” icon.

Bravo!