Narrator: Now listen to part of a lecture on this topic in a Theater Studies class.
Professor: So, for example,
back when I was in college,
one of my roommates, Richard, was in a play, I went to sea.
And when he first walked out onstage,
I have to admit I was a little distracted.
Richard was dressed up like an old man.
I could tell that his hair was colored gray and he was pretending, you know, to be older.
So he walked more slowly, the way an older person would.
But at first I only saw him as my roommate dressed up to look like an older man.
But then, as the play went on,
I began to think of him less as the guy I lived with and more as this older man who was a father,
one who had worked very hard for his family, the family in the play.
And in the play the father gets sick, and so is out of work,
which you know, caused me to become a little sad.
And because of the father's long illness,
the family was worried that they wouldn't have enough money to pay the bills.
And this made me feel worried too!
Well, in the end,
what happened was the family all came together and everyone found jobs and started working.
They all pitched in to help in the time of crisis,
so the family gets by and pays their bills.
And soon after the father recovers from his illness.
And this made me feel relieved and even rather happy.