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City Connects To Telephonic History

by Lucy Gellman | Oct 5, 2017 12:38 pm | Comments (1)

Lisa Daly Photo National Parks Service PhotoA fledgling experiment after the Civil War. A voice, clear as a bell, on the other end of the line. A heartbeat of current and wire. A signal that the only way was onward, through person-to-person communication.

This is the starting point for Exchange: This Electronic Age is Both Wondrous and Horrible, a new work from A Broken Umbrella Theatre (ABUT) based on the history of the telephone exchange in downtown New Haven.

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