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  • Sharai Bohannon:
    15 Apr. 2019
    This play gave me so many feelings and I'm pretty sure it's going to weigh on me the rest of the day. Haas has written a gripping play that deserves to be read, produced, discussed, and discussed some more. This is masterful work!
  • Everett Robert:
    11 May. 2018
    I was not prepared for the emotional gut punch this play is. A brilliant use of the pace and timing, of naturalistic dialog and the supernatural, of what is seen and heard and what ISN'T seen and what ISN'T heard. This is a deep, religious, reflection on death in general, and what caused these characters deaths. This is a play that should be seen and performed at every play festival about gun control.
  • Jordan Elizabeth Henry:
    9 Apr. 2018
    Gut-wrenching and hard, this short play has a huge impact. Haas's pace is perfect, guiding us through this intense moment in time.
  • Lindsay Partain:
    8 Apr. 2018
    A roller-coaster of a play that takes you through all of the stages of grief: denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance. The echo of the PRAYER in the background haunts you as you watch these 3 funny, ambitious children figure out what the next step is. Haas puts you right there in the Forgetting Room with her characters; the only difference is that when you walk out you won't be able to forget them.
  • Rachael Carnes:
    20 Feb. 2018
    This densely-packed play pulls us toward something we may not want to focus on — But we must. Look within, see how the writer engages our full senses, sets up beautiful rhythm and musicality — Taking us to a different plane — And dropping us back down to the familiar. With deep humanity accented with bright, accessible humor, writer Haas finds solace and comfort in the spaces between and among these vividly portrayed characters. She keeps us connected emotionally. We know these kids. They are ours. This play should be shared widely — in schools, theaters and across communities.
  • Ricardo Soltero-Brown:
    17 Feb. 2018
    Maybe because I read this very month the Torah - something that I've long wanted to do - did this play especially resonate with me. There's a great deal of divinely inspired and thematic investigation into the concepts of leaving home and maturation. How apt for Claudia Haas's play involving children at the end of - and beyond - their lives. This piece pits memory, life, and death against each other in the aftermath of senseless tragedy, so that peace, and understanding, might be found.