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Represents a contemporary play (written around 2002 but not produced until later) that focuses on a contemporary issue. Some of the other plays you’ve seen this semester also focused on, for them, contemporary issues — although those issues may not always seem contemporary to us. For this posting, drawing on The Container (Links to an external site.) Links to an external site. and at least one other production from the semester, discuss why you think plays should or should not draw attention to contemporary social issues — and whether you think that focus limits or expands the value of the play as a work of theatre. Also, include your thoughts on this production’s choice of venue. Do you think it works? Or do you think it’s a waste of possible seating opportunities? Do you think plays should be heavily subsidized? Your posting should be between 250 and 350 words, well-written, with a clear thesis and argument — and with specific evidence from the productions to support that argument.
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