Today, in just a few hours, the theater is even hosting a "cigar tasting" event before the performance, sponsored by a local business. While I've never smoked in real life, I'm curious to stop by the event is see just what the world of "cigar tasting" is really like. It's clear that the cigar-culture is a bit more refined than a joyless cigarette habit, and that, if used rarely, it's possible to appreciate cigars without becoming addicted. I have no intention to use cigars regularly, or perhaps even ever again once the show is done, but I appreciate the chance to see what they're all about while I'm involved in this production.
Live theater is much different than TV, movies, or sports. I think events like this let it tap into some of its strengths, rather than just falling short when compared directly to other forms of entertainment.