There are profound differences between live theatrical performances and performances that appear on film. A. Although live theater is unlike either video or cinema, the different genres sometimes overlap. B. While live theater is regarded by most film actors as the most exciting place to perform, many are too troubled by stage fright to perform live. C. In the theater, there is a two-way communication between actor and audience that has an effect on the actor's performance. D. Audiences at live theatrical performances form a special connection, sharing the common experience of reacting to a live theatrical performance. E. Many people go to the theater excited to see in a live performance an actor that they have never seen before except on television or in films. F. The excitement of live theater cannot be achieved in any other medium, and its immediacy and uncertainty help us deal with life's fundamental uncertainty.