The Chimeric Theatre

In the Chimeric Theatre the audience wears the most extravagant costumes and the actors dress as they would to go to the theatre theatre.

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In the Chimeric Theatre each member of the audience has memorised a single line and the actors must compel them to surrender it.

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In the Chimeric Theatre no-one knows the order of the speeches or even which play they come from, but everyone has a compelling theory.

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In the Chimeric Theatre props are venerated as though they were great performers and always have dressers and prompters to hand.

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In the Chimeric Theatre no-one waits for the interval and everyone rapturously applauds the women selling ice cream who can do what they want.

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In the Chimeric Theatre everyone laughs at any attempt at tragedy and weeps inconsolably over farces and jokes. Hecklers are given bouquets.

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In the Chimeric Theatre every performance ends with the director receiving a kicking unless he or she can deflect blame onto the dramatist.

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