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Why theater? What is it for? What is it about? Why? takes these questions, and many others, on a journey that is both dramatic and joyful. The piece allows us to discover that we are not alone in asking these questions and that many great theater practitioners have been inspired by the exploration of these questions. "Theatre is a very dangerous weapon." These words were written in the 1920s by one of the most creative and innovative directors the theatre has known — Vsevold Meyerhold. Meyerhold saw the menacing dangers that the theater, and art in general, were facing in 1930s Russia and saw "the writing on the wall." This did not deter him in his work as he held onto the hope that the revolution could win.

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