By Aurora Sarchet
Have you ever watched a play? If you enjoy theater, you may remember the expectant feeling of settling into the plush seats and watching the first scene open. The colorful costumes and skillful actors capture your imagination, drawing you into their story; you find yourself laughing, scared, and surprised by turns as the narrative begins to unfold. Then, the lights go down, and the scene changes. The actors rush off to switch costumes, and the stagehands hurry around the semi-dark platform, shifting scenery and trying not to trip over forgotten props. They move quickly and carefully, setting the stage for the next location, the next segment of the story.