Multiplex: Ruth Caplin Theatre curtains go up
Okay, UVA's state-of-the-art Ruth Caplin Theatre doesn't actually have a curtain for its thrust-style stage, but it does have windows-- unusual for a theater-- and the windows have screens that go up.
Here's something else about which the new theater can boast: vomitoria. Yes, that classic design element that allows large crowds-- or actors-- to exit and enter a stadium during or after performances through passageways between and under the seats. (And no, they were not actually used for vomiting during Roman orgy days, although it's a common misconception.)