Known for his sexually-charged role of werewolf Alcide Herveaux on HBO's "True Blood," Manganiello returns to the stage in the Yale Rep production of Streetcar, which officially opens Sept. 26 for a run through Oct. 13.
Manganiello initially took to Twitter to address the audience member who was taking photographs during the Sept. 25 performance. "Dear person taking pictures during our show tonight... The ushers are going to be looking for you and you will be thrown out..." He continued, "...you are insanely distracting to all of the actors onstage and incredibly rude. If you read this, please leave and don't come back."
Yale Alumni Magazine also reported that Manganiello also addressed the audience member during a scene with Stella. "Can you stop with the camera? You have no idea how distractin' it is!," he remarked, remaining in character and returning to complete the scene.
Manganiello later Tweeted, "I'm happy to take pics outside after the show and @yalerep posted some fantastic shots of the play that they took. Please be respectful."
Yale Rep's Streetcar also features René Augesen (Spinning into Butter) as Blanche DuBois, Sarah Sokolovic (Detroit, Relatively Speaking) as Stella Kowalski, Adam O'Byrne (The Winter's Tale, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson) as Harold "Mitch" Mitchell, with Phillip Christian, Nick Erkelens, Mercedes Herrero, Marc Damon Johnson, April Matthis and Ken Ruta.
For ticket information visit yalerep.org or call (203) 432-1234 or go to the Yale Rep Box Office (1120 Chapel Street).