A Production

a performance
is a temporary gig
an intentional form of disguise
speaking the truths of others
masquerading as many different types

the characters may show us bits of ourselves
perhaps offering guidance for change
those emotional scenes taken to heart
can profoundly affect us
leading to tears shed in the darkness of a theater

fun and laughter can also be had
moral indignation can arise as well
strong messages lead to thoughts of righting wrongs
each production has a different goal
but our job is to respond

be it a matinee
an evening show with popcorn
or at home in sweats and t’s
two or more hours of entertainment
how wonderful that is