It was the other play, however, that raised many philosophical questions. Property Rites, a story similar to an episode of The Twilight Zone, told the story a business owner attempting to sell a set of 15 "automatons" which begin to malfunction. The owner soon realizes the robots are starting to become self-aware and seeks to destroy them so as to collect the insurance money. A few robots begin to "wake up" and attempt to wake the others...only to be met with resistance. As it turns out, one robot has already become self-aware...but realized their is value in staying quiet and conforming. It raised one interesting question: for as much as we're told to "be ourselves", is it true that most people don't want to be free? Even more so...do we want other people to be themselves? It left the audience not only intrigued, but thinking about life in general.
If nothing else, Property Rites served as an excellent reminder for the power of literature, theater, and the arts in general. Sometimes by viewing a problem or concept in a new, personified way, it can lead to a much different conversation.