Plays let you be in the same room with somebody or -bodies as they play "let's pretend." You can watch them struggle and fail and occasionally levitate, and when they levitate they sometimes access that magic that let's them take the room with them.
But I've been in a fair number of shows myself, and when the cast takes their final bow for the night, I feel a certain sadness, the letdown of setting foot back on earth and coming back to reality, and I can see in their eyes that some of them are already back to themselves, thinking about getting out of makeup, into their street clothes and maybe grabbing a beer before heading home.
"I hope they're nice to each other," I say to Katie as we gather up our coats to leave.
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