About the purpose of the theater
Theatrical art is designed to educate people, influence them (in a good sense of the word). One can even say that the primary mission of the theater is enlightenment. Again, in capitals or in cities where the halls are full, so-called laboratories are being created. Experiments and improvisations are popular in such theaters.
When there is little room for maneuver, the priority is the quality of the action.
The theater does not need to compete with the newspaper, the Internet and the TV. In the morning in the newspaper, in the evening in the verse — it's not about theatrical art, at least not about dramatic. While the performance is being prepared, interest in the topic may dissipate. Therefore, it is necessary to raise such topics, the interest in which will never fade.
Here we turn to philosophy. The science according to which the action on the stage is built. After all, the task of the director of the play is to explore the literary text and extract something from it that catches the living. And then, with the help of a large team of people, to convey it in their professional language — to the viewer.