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Winners of the 2007 Spalding Gray award honoring innovative theatrical vision, the National Theater of the United States of America explore the hotly debated relationship between High Culture and the Mass Mind. Channeling the form and style of the original Chautauqua Lectures through their own inimitable aesthetic and theatrical rhythm, NTUSA combines lecture, debate, scientific demonstration and tales of explorers with more traditional forms of entertainment such as dance, dramatic recital, feats of strength, and joke telling. The company examines their own role as "entertainers" as well as "artists" and question whether or not the convergence of art and commerce is possible, sustainable, or even good for either party.

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