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'Hair' bares all, covers up in 2 Indiana shows

The naked truth: 'Hair' cast bares all in Fort Wayne, covers up for Evansville performance
Posted on March 15, 2014 at 4:06 a.m.

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — Indiana theater patrons got different versions of the 1960s-era musical “Hair” when it stopped in Fort Wayne and Evansville recently.

The audience at Fort Wayne’s Embassy Theatre saw the original version that included a brief nude scene. Evansville theater-goers were treated to a “clean” performance in which cast members kept their clothes on.

The Evansville Courier & Press reports (http://bit.ly/1cWSQRj ) the Aiken Theatre opted for no nudity after receiving complaints that a 2010 production of “Spring Awakening” was vulgar. The show features nudity and simulated sexual encounters.

Embassy Theatre marketing director Barb Richards says the Fort Wayne venue polled theater-goers on Facebook to gauge whether they wanted the original version or the “clean” version. She says the theater advertised the nudity in advance and had no complaints.

Information from: Evansville Courier & Press, http://www.courierpress.com


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