One of the most powerful aspects of live theater is its ability to make us sit through abnormal human behavior. When the recipe is right, the discomfort we feel while experiencing people behaving strangely or even psychotically onstage (like Shakespeare's King Lear, for instance) can have a catalyzing effect. By being forced to confront the most troubling aspects of the human condition in an up-close-and-personal way, we exit the theater feeling differently from how we... More >>>