After a performance is over, what remains?

Fun can be forgotten, powerful emotion can fade over time.

But when a compelling story is told with artistry and intelligence, something happens.

It leaves something behind.

A trace, a picture is buried deep into the audience’s memory.

And if done well, this fragment will be the essence of what it has to say.

And while they may not remember the meaning of the play,

From this artefact, they can construct a meaning.

And one night in the theatre could change their thinking, 

for life.