LIFE begins promptly at 8:00 pm. Every night predictably. Same words, same discussions, same experiences, same emotions. Unvarying, consistent, expected. No surprises. Happening the same way under the same circumstances in the same place at the same time. The same people with the same problems and the same solutions or the same lack thereof.
Every night ends happily or tragically or somewhere in between. Without waver although sometimes with different levels of energy. Half way through, you get a break from LIFE and then it ends by 10:00 or 10:30, depending. And usually not on Mondays. And sometimes at 2:00 in the afternoon instead of 8:00 in the evening and now and then twice on a Wednesday, Saturday or Sunday.
These are the reasons I so love the theater.