Al is 75 and I think he has reached the age where he should be a guest on HSS Legendary actor Al Pacino reportedly needs to use teleprompters to read his lines in a new Broadway play. Mr Pacino is staring in David Mamet's 'China Doll,' which tells the story about a man who is ready to begin a new life with his young fiancée, but receives a phone call that changes everything. The play's earnings passed the $1 million threshold with only six preview performances, thanks to the average ticket costing $166 each. However, a number of audience members allegedly requested refunds during intermission saying they couldn't hear Mr Pacino throughout the entire first act of the play's preview, Forbes reported. According to the New York Post, friends of the actor say 'they've never seen him so despondent.' Mr Pacino is allegedly struggling with his lines, and several teleprompters are embedded into the set, the Post reported. Two of the teleprompters are positioned behind columns on either side of the stage, while a third is behind a cough. A source told the Post that Mr Pacino spends a lot of time starring at a laptop computer 'reading his lines.' Mr Pacino allegedly rarely looks at his co-star Christopher Denham while on stage, because he's entirely too busy looking for his lines, which some are fed to him through a Bluetooth headset, the Post reported. Another source also told the Post that the famed actor sits in his dressing room after the show, looking 'totally lost.' The play's director, Pam MacKinnon, attempted to give him a note and the actor allegedly snarled: 'I'm not your f***ing puppet, Pam!' the Post reported. She hasn't been able to assist Mr Pacino ever since. 'She can't handle big stars,' a backstage source who's worked with MacKinnon before told the Pos 'She folded when Glenn Close snapped at her in 'A Delicate Balance.'' Sources also say that Mamet is not helping Mr Pacino, since he's reportedly taken off for California after only seeing two dress rehearsals and the first preview. The play is set to open November 19 at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theater in New York City.