In search of audience etiquette

06/30/09 3:44PM By Tim Johnson
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There's been a dust-up recently on the New York Times theater blog. A commentary was dismissive of actress Patti Lupone when she scolded an audience member from the stage for using an electronic device while she was singing. She replied in the blog asking, essentially, what do you expect me to do?! And the letters from readers have been coming ever since.

As we enter the summer theater season here in Vermont, VPR's Tim Johnson couldn't agree more with Ms. Lupone. He's finding it harder and harder to find a quiet place to watch anything.

 

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