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Patti Lupone snatches phone from texter during Shows for Days play

Without breaking character, the Tony-winner taught an audience member a lesson in theater etiquette and walked offstage with the confiscated phone

 

http://www.theguardian.com/stage/2015/jul/09/patti-lupone-takes-phone-texting-shows-for-days-theater?CMP=fb_gu

 

Patti LuPone Releases Statement Regarding Taking Audience Member's Phone

"We work hard on stage to create a world that is being totally destroyed by a few, rude, self-absorbed and inconsiderate audience members who are controlled by their phones. They cannot put them down. When a phone goes off or when a LED screen can be seen in the dark it ruins the experience for everyone else – the majority of the audience at that performance and the actors on stage. I am so defeated by this issue that I seriously question whether I want to work on stage anymore. Now I'm putting battle gear on over my costume to marshal the audience as well as perform."

 

http://www.theatermania.com/new-york-city-theater/news/patti-lupone-releases-statement-regarding-stealing-phone_73495.html