Playwright Lisa Kron performs her new work, The Veri**on Play. It's a bitter satire on the tangles of automated customer service. Alan Simons hide caption

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The Theatrical Curtain Call: More Than Just Bows

Critic Bob Mondello remembers when there were great, eccentric, revealing, funny and just plain effective theatrical curtain calls.

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