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Three on the Aisle: Cell Phones and ‘Slave Play’

The critics discuss locking up cell phones in Yondr pouches and heatedly debate ‘Slave Play.’

Twice a month, Terry Teachout of the Wall Street Journal; Elisabeth Vincentelli, contributor to The New York Times and The New Yorker; and Peter Marks of the Washington Post get together to talk about what’s going on in the American theatre.

This week, the critics discuss the Yondr pouch phenomenon, actor impersonations of real people, and long-running shows gone stale. A heated discussion of Slave Play and a handful of other recent shows follows.

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