Do you know how to turn a 2 hour play into a 3.5 hour play? Have your actors employ the dramatic pause before every. fucking. line. in. the. whole.... play! First time I’ve ever done this, but we left during intermission.
I can’t believe it didn’t occur to the director that the dramatic pause loses some punch when used throughout the entire fucking play! And it wasn’t even like brief dramatic pauses—I swear, you could see the actors mentally counting to 12 before each line of dialogue. Goddam!