Narrator: Now listen to two students discussing the letter.
Woman: Hey, Paul, you're an actor, right?
What do you think about this idea?
that I think it's great?
Woman: Oh, yeah?
Man: Absolutely. I mean, for the people in town,
there's sometimes not a lot going on, not a lot to do.
There's not even a movie theater near by.
And if you want to see a professional show,
you have to travel.
I think the nearest professional theater's like an hour away.
Woman: Yeah, plus, those professional plays can be really expensive.
I saw one last semester, and the ticket cost me like forty dollars.
Man: Right, so it'll be good for people to have another entertainment option,
an opportunity to see live shows that won't be so expensive.
Man: Plus, it would definitely be helpful for us actors.
Man: Yeah, because on some nights, there's not a lot of people that go,
not a lot of people there to watch us,
and that can have a bad effect on the show.
It might not be as good.
Woman: Yeah, I can imagine it must be a completely different energy for you and the other actors if the seats are half empty.
Man: Exactly. Like, if the show was a comedy and it's supposed to be funny,
in order for it to really seem funny,
there needs to be a lot of people there to laugh at the jokes.
Otherwise, it just doesn't seem as humorous.
Having a crowd they're laughing at the jokes really helps the show along, helps it to be good.
Woman: That makes sense.
So this proposal would help that.
Man: Yeah, help make it more likely that there'd be a full house, a lot of people watching.