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  • Jennifer O'Grady:
    7 May. 2018
    Wow, so powerful and harrowing and tragic. Very hard to stop thinking about.
  • Claudia Haas:
    14 Apr. 2018
    Truly a chilling monologue basked in warmth and sweetness. Partain gives you Anna in all her teenage angst, her hopes and her so 16-year-old crush. You know her. You want to protect her. And that’s the point: we should be protecting all of them.
  • Nelson Diaz-Marcano:
    10 Apr. 2018
    Absolutely heartwrenching. Partain masterfully construct a relatable story that leads to a moment that has been often discussed but not taken in. This play makes you take in the pain of the experience by making you know what's lost.
  • Shaun Leisher:
    10 Apr. 2018
    One of the best monologues for high school actors I've ever read. Partain expertly captures the voice of a teenage girl that should be worrying about who she'll be going to the school dance with instead of being murdered. A chilling reminder that while politicians debate the 2nd amendment, children are losing their lives.
  • Jordan Elizabeth Henry:
    23 Mar. 2018
    Partain captures the voice of a 16-year-old girl so perfectly and honestly -- I immediately love Anna, because I *knew* her, because I *was* her. All of the hopes, the thrills, the anxieties of being a teenage girl are perfectly sketched here; I felt transported into this moment in a way I didn't expect. Partain expertly moves us from beauty to horror -- this play is hard, but it is a necessary piece of theatre for this moment in time. These are the lives we're sacrificing: these hopes, these pulsing hormonal desires, these dreams of making the world sparkle.
  • Asher Wyndham:
    17 Feb. 2018
    I recommend not reading the synopsis, witness this story like an audience member, like a ghost just like Anna. The authentic voice of this teenager Anna immediately grabs your attention and later breaks your heart. The description of Anna on stage and later by the double doors...--I read it with my hand over my mouth. A necessary monologue that should be part of any theatre event on gun violence.
  • Ricardo Soltero-Brown:
    16 Feb. 2018
    Partain's monologue reminds us from start to finish how wrong it is for people this age to die. She effectively uses the polar opposites of love and hate to tell Anna's story. It's heartbreaking how little love needs, and absurd that hate has so many tools.