I opened one of my online news sources and the headline stated that Hugh Jackman, who stars with Daniel Craig in the Broadway play Steady Rain, stopped the performance when someone’s cell phone rang.
Perhaps this is not earth shattering news but it can serve as a good story to enforce “no cell phones” during a performance. Last month my husband and son were invited to a premier showing of District 9, a sci-fi movie now playing in theaters. When they signed in, they relinquished their cell phones and left them at the door before entering the theater. Of course, it took some time to retrieve everyone’s cell phones at the end; but, the film and question and answer session were not interrupted.
How can we ensure that audiences and hard-working performers are not harassed by ringing cell phones? What do you think? You tell us!