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Dr. D. Terry Williams
In an ideal world, every theatre patron would recognize the important concept referred to as "suspension of disbelief." It is a proverbial contract "signed" by the audience member in which he or she agrees to subscribe to the ideas, characters, and circumstances portrayed by the actors they are about to watch. In many cases, these aspects of the production are highly out of the ordinary and require the audience to play along, otherwise any message or theme being communicated will be lost on the theatre-goers. The title of this cabaret performance is a demand that the audience allow the performers to take them many different places in a short amount of time. Stories will be told, hearts will be broken and mended, discoveries made, and catharsis' had. It is up to the audience as to whether or not they partake in the experience.
Kurtz, Graham, "Suspend Your Disbelief" (2004). Honors Theses. 1990.
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