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Morning Poll: Nudity at the Theater

A new play that’s currently being performed at Gunston Theater  One (2700 S. Lang Street) contains full-frontal male nudity.

“Take Me Out,” a Tony Award-winning play about a baseball player who comes out to his teammates, includes extended nude locker room scenes. Produced by Dominion Stage, the play runs though Oct. 22.

It’s not the first time that a production at a county theater has included nudity. As the Sun Gazette recounts, there was an all-nude Washington Shakespeare Company production of “Macbeth” in 2007 and a show called “Puppetry of the Penis” at the Rosslyn Spectrum in 2003.

County officials have said in the past that they don’t regulate the content of productions at public theaters. But is nudity appropriate at a taxpayer-supported venue?

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