In a conversation with a renowned LDS drama professor last week, it was mentioned that the presentation of the mysteries in the ancient world evolved into the ceremonies in the temple and was for all intents and purposes, “the first theater”.
My honey — ever the skeptic — said, “Do they use smoke in the temple? Because I know they use mirrors.”
I performed my best acting to-date and kept a straight face, though I was dying to laugh aloud.
The professor seemed not to have understood and kept talking.