I write satire, Dorothy, and satire is powerful, not weak:
“The more monocratic the regime, the less it can bear criticism. And of all criticism, satire — with its single ambition of ridiculing vanity and delusion — is the most potent.
This can be only because the boastful are thin-skinned and the intolerant are forever looking over their shoulders. Mr. Trump himself is visibly easy to wound. Should this be a reason to hold back? “Who breaks a butterfly upon a wheel?” the great satirist Alexander Pope asked. The question was rhetorical. Wounding the vainglorious is a pleasing pastime in itself and contributes to their demoralization. Fire enough salvos of comedy and their solemn edifices start to crumble. It might be a slow process, but it is at least the beginning.” — Howard Jacobson, Novelist in the NY Times, 6.23.17
Opinion | Why We Must Make a Mockery of Trump
Plays don't tell you what to think, let alone how to act. A good play won't even tell you what the playwright thinks…
Thanks for reading and for your concerns, which I share.