Patti LuPone went ahead and did what most people are secretly dying to do: grab a cell phone right out of someone’s hands when they won’t stop texting during a show.
The Grammy and Tony award-winning star was onstage performing “Shows for Days” Wednesday night in New York City when she reached offstage and took a glowing cell phone out of the hands of an audience member sitting near the front of the theater, CBS reports.
“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,” LuPone said in a statement, according to Broadway.com. “I am so defeated by this issue that I seriously question whether I want to work on stage anymore.”
This incident came the same week as a different theater goer stunned the audience and performers by jumping onstage during a show to try to charge a cell phone.