Audience: lisa henriksen
I came with no expectations and little knowledge of the story other than that it took place in 1918 during WW1. What I experienced was a complete immersion into the life of an immigrant family, women's rights (or lack their of) and the sacrifices of freedom for freedom. I actually felt like I was part of the play at one point during the Rally scene when several of the actors were actually in the audience. Amazing performances by the entire cast, without any break in character, which kept me in the moment. The portrayal of Rose by Augusta Mariano brought me to tears and I have a new found empathy for what life was like then. A powerful story that peaked my interest in learning more about that time in our history.