Sunday, September 21, 2003

More on nudity at the Barter Theatre

The Barter Theatre in Abingdon is the "state theater" of Virginia. Right now its offerings include a play that involves some degree of onstage nudity by the male and female leads. The Bristol paper published this collection of letters to the editor covering the spectrum of opinion about whether this was good or bad.

Notwithstanding the daily repetition at the Barter of the founder's words, "If you like us, talk about us; if not, then keep your mouth shut," this development strikes me mostly as a publicity stunt by which Barter has successfully gotten a lot of press coverage and attention.

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