Laughter. Theatre audiences love it. People always ask, “is it a comedy?” Hilarity sells tickets. Mirth and merriment are valuable commodities in today’s serious world.
There is the quiet snicker, the sudden and unexpected “bursting forth” laugh, as well as that prolonged cackle with the snort at each gasp. We love to laugh, and we all have our own unique style. Sometimes watching other people laugh, makes us laugh. It’s contagious.
We have our favorite theatre ”laughers”… I won’t call names, but you know who you are. You are unashamed, uninhibited, and ready to “let her rip” at even the slightest “funny”. Yay for you. We always want you in our audience. Others may hold back, but they are waiting for you to give them permission, and you are always delighted to oblige.
Truvy in Steel Magnolias has that famous line: “Laughter through tears is my favorite emotion”. I do agree. Whether tears of sorrow or unspeakable joy, laughter exposes a heart that says “yes”. It releases hope to a world clouded with “no”.
We are naturally drawn to smiles, laughter, joy and all of it’s companions. I think it’s because we were created for it. Psalm 16:11 says: “In Thy presence is fullness of joy”. Wonder what “FULNESS OF JOY” is like?