When Electricity Goes Out, Theatrical Magic Begins

“It’s a joke among theater critics that readers ticked at a review often begin an acerbic e-mail with a variation of: ‘I was at the theater, and you couldn’t have seen the same show I did.’ Well, I’ve got news for you. I was at the theater, and you can’t see the same show I did. Because when you go, a storm will not be knocking out all the electricity 25 minutes before the last scene.”