The Cleveland Plain Dealer has a story of a performance in which 4 Women represent the fragmented history of Iraq, while nameless spectators act as a type of chorus. It sounds like a surreal performance though:
Not many Iraqis defied security precautions in the heavily guarded Green Zone to attend the show, which was limited to a one-day run. Less than half the orchestra seats were occupied, and the balcony was empty. The organizers demurred from promoting the play, for fear of attacks. The estimated 400 people in the audience consisted primarily of theater employees, their families, unemployed actors and actresses, and journalists.
The most conspicuous theatergoers were a group of high- ranking government officials accompanied by their entourages and security details. Men wearing bulletproof vests over Iraqi military or police uniforms stood along the red- carpeted aisles, armed with AK- 47 assault rifles and pistols. They smoked cigarettes and cast piercing glances around the darkened theater during the 100-minute performance.