When I was younger, I participated in a program sponsored by the local community theater group. During the course of the program, I made a lot of friends and also gained an appreciation for anyone who can step on a stage and face an audience. Since that time, I've found that attending a live production engages me in ways that watching a movie cannot accomplish.
Live theater comes in many forms. There are amateur community theater groups, companies that tour the country and play at different venues, and of course Broadway and other professional play houses. Everyone should take advantage of any chance to sample each one.
If you have never been to a live play, let me tell you all about the experience. After we talk, I'm betting that you'll want to see what is playing at your local community theater and make plans to go.