Six Characters in Search of an Author is a play that deals with representation and theater itself. A theater company rehearsing another Pirandello play is interrupted by six people who claim to be incomplete characters. The characters explain to the director their story, centered around the father's buying sex from his stepdaughter. The characters continually criticize the actors' attempts to represent their story. In the last act of the play, one character commits suicide, one runs away and some remain on stage, leaving the director questioning his reality.

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