Nearly all theatrical productions depend on a specific amount of suspension of disbelief; one of many dramatic elements which require that suspension is the timeline over which a present takes place. Most performs and musicals are divided into acts and scenes, with the potential for vital jumps in time between them.

Nonetheless, there are additionally exhibits that function no time jumps in any respect and as a substitute happen throughout the particular window of time essential to carry out them, or “real-time.” Some are performs set in workplaces, residing rooms, eating rooms, or bedrooms, reminiscent of Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf or God of Carnage; others are musicals arrange as a live performance, reminiscent of Hedwig and the Offended Inch. Even Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Cats, which options the unbroken motion of a single evening in a junk yard, falls inside this class.

Take a look at the gallery beneath to see twelve performs and musicals that happen in real-time.