Sometimes, often actually, too often sadly, you sit in the theatre and driven by the drivel that is unfolding on stage, you seek refuge by letting your eyes wander to the audience. You encounter bodies that mirror your own state of mind - boredom, mad screaming boredom - the bodies are listless, unresponsive. Then you know it is time to worry. You KNOW what is going to happen. Because as soon as the piece is over, they all stand up around you and they give a standing ovation as you hold your head in your hands. This is because they are SO bored, that the standing ovation is what their bodies NEED to do in order to feel alive. They are clapping to survive.