Sunday, February 17, 2013

Documentary plays look at Kansas City

Theater is the art of make-believe. Except when it’s not. Theater can never really function as journalism, but documentary theater has the capacity to reflect reality in a way that conventional dramas do not. Fictional plays often rely on melodramatic revelations and political machinations to move the story along. Docudramas have a different goal: to throw hard facts in the viewer’s lap.

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