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There were the usual props at various points of the show, including an anatomically correct woman-as-a-sex-object marionette standing nearly 40 feet high and a few flights from the inflatable pig.
Waters has taken the theme of isolation and applies a global perspective to it. Sometimes it's entertaining; other times it gets a bit political, though never divisive. If there's one central them, it's that of humanity. Throughout the show, there's a great deal of Orwellian imagery that, at times, feels like Apple Computer's "1984" commercial. Only nobody wanted a sledgehammer to end it.
When the wall finally fell, the giant cardboard bricks came into the first rows of the orchestra but were quickly scooped up by the crew.