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Wilborn Hampton | Posted 01.26.2013 | Arts
Wilborn Hampton

Toward the end of Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, Christopher Durang's slight new comedy now at Lincoln Center, David Hyde Pierce, playing the character Vanya, delivers a lengthy diatribe against tweets, texts, e-mails, and all things that are reducing human communication to voiceless shorthand and symbols. It's the funniest thing in the show, and thereby lies one of the problems.