Fascinating discussions during our table work last night. Â What Fry pulls off in this play is really quite remarkable. Â Not only is it a delightful and humane comedy full of life-affirming exuberance, it is also a rather anarchic critique about societies (like ours) that go to war. Â What kind of bravery does it take to defy a power structure you know is in the wrong? Â When we choose to ignore or distract ourselves from the existence of wrong-doing, do we not make ourselves complicit in the wrong-doing itself? Â How many of us truly have the courage of our convictions? Â Deep and discomfiting questions like these are at the heart of Fry’s play. Â And how each character answers these questions is what makes the story so compelling.