Stage play actors might be in panic if something goes wrong with the production or the audience during performance on stage.
But make it different for world-renowned Hollywood American actor Tom Hanks as he saved a theater play with his acting and improvisation skills.
Hanks was participating in Henry IV, a play written by Shakespeare, at the Shakespeare Center of Los Angeles, until suddenly a member of the audience became dehydrated and passed out.
According to reports, the play was paused for 15 to 20 minutes as the audience member received medical assistance from the crew members who had paramedic training.
Meanwhile, Hanks noticed that the crowd felt restless with the incident, which made Sir John Falstaff – the character he was portraying – to go back on the stage and urged the people to not leave the venue in a comical way.
“Get back here,” cried Hanks while running back to the platform with his sword pointed to the viewers, which made them burst into laughter while applauding him.
“God has decided this play needed a second intermission,” stated Hanks in a manner that Sir John Falstaff would say it. “And thus, he yields those scurvy rogues that stood up from their seats and tore apart their tickets an insult to all actors and Shakespeare himself.”
He even invited a woman from the crowd on stage and jokingly charged her for stealing his costume.
After a few minutes of Hank entertaining the audience, the play resumed and no other further complications were reported.