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Man who rushed Broadway stage during 'Hand to God' to charge his cell phone apologizes

This is not an invitation to charge your

This is not an invitation to charge your cell phone. Photo Credit: Joan Marcus

A man says he "wasn't really thinking" when he ran on stage during a Broadway performance of "Hand to God" to try to charge his cell phone in what turned out to be a fake outlet. 

"Ultimately, before coming to see 'Hand of God' I downed a few drinks and I think that clearly impaired my judgement," wrote Nick Silvestri of Seaford as he apologized for his actions. "Before the show started, I noticted that my phone's battery was low, and the only power outlet I saw was on stage. I think you all know what happened next, and I don't have a very good answer ... I guess I wasn't really thinking." 

Thankfully, this episode has turned out to be a learning experience for Silvestri.

"I don't go to plays very much, and I didn't realize that the stage is considered off limits," he wrote in a statement he delivered during a news conference outside the Booth Theater where "Hand to God' is playing. "I've learned a lot about the theater in the past few days -- theater people are really passionate and have been very willing to educate me." 

That said, you won't find him on stage again. 

"I can assure you that I won't be setting foot on a stage ever again, unless I decide to become an actor." 

No word on whether he realized the power outlet was fake. 


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