Making Everything Old New Again

Plays are frequently products of their specific era, and as such, it can be difficult to make an old script seem relevant (or even understandable) a few decades after it was written. “The toughest problems in keeping a play contemporary are prices and politics… The question of what to do with dangling 1970s references has recently occupied many rehearsal rooms, because theatre seems to operate a 30-year rule when it comes to choosing plays to restage.”