In order to make good theatre, you can’t be literal.
Theatre is fundamentally a medium of metaphor.
The great truths in life can only be glimpsed by metaphor, not factual statements.
This is what people who only read non-fiction because fiction “isn’t real” don’t understand.
This is also what many theatre artists don’t understand.
Theatre is not meant to be a literal art form. That’s what film is for.
Theatre is transcendent, it is ecstatic. It reaches for greater truths through gestures, not through giving us a literal experience.
Don’t be literal.