The Show Must Go On — Even If There Is Only 1 Audience Member

Mar 25, 2020
Originally published on March 25, 2020 8:40 am
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Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep. Even during a pandemic, some say the show must go on. But is it still a performance with no live audience? A Russian opera has decided that they will allow just a single audience member at a time - social distancing in style. The theater is accepting applications and says it will select each evening's lucky spectator by drawing, although the winner will have to submit to a doctor's exam. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.