"I still don't understand the play."
"It doesn't matter. Just keep telling the story."
Like I hoped, this was unlocked for me my second time around. I laughed a lot ("How is it?" "It's fine." "Well thank you!"), I was thoroughly engaged, and I even found myself tearing up a bit at the end.
It's a group of aloof people who feel like aliens looking for purpose and finding it in the nothingness and banality, and realizing that you won't…