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  • Claudia Haas:
    9 Apr. 2018
    A couple waltzing in an airport - all innocence and mischievous love - highlights who we lose to the senseless violence of our times. We see their lives. We know their past, their present and where they’re going in the immediate future. We know them. We care. Desperately. A tender play that honors life.
  • Tiffany Antone:
    27 Mar. 2018
    What a moving and beautiful memorial to a tragic event. A sweet, romantic piece - uplifting, even though it is tragic. Delicately written, yet powerful in its compactness.
  • Rachel Bublitz:
    21 Mar. 2018
    Such a devastating and beautiful short piece. I had tears in my eyes before page three. I'm so impressed at the deft hand Jordan Elizabeth Henry uses in this sparse and haunting play. A necessary addition to anyone who's putting together an evening about gun violence, because in the levity and ease of the piece lies the truth of how much is at stake if we continue to let this violence occur unchecked.
  • Rachael Carnes:
    21 Mar. 2018
    Writer Henry taps into the universality of loss in this brief but powerful play. Deftly structured with richly detailed characters and a haunting, lyrical cadence, this play reminds us that gun violence is seemingly indiscriminate, random, adding to the tension, the palpable fear and ache. Somehow in the face of that, Henry elevates the conversation to another plane, to a space where we aren't gnashing over the particulars of laws or regulations, but remembering. Beautiful.
  • Asher Wyndham:
    21 Mar. 2018
    I like Henry's approach to gun control theatre with this short play -- no politics, no mention of guns, no death, no statistics -- just an endearing moment, a dance in an airport that becomes even more special at the end of the play -- a lovely way to remember a life lost to the American epidemic of gun violence -- and a reminder if we don't do anything to stop it then more people, some far too young and some old as Olga, will no longer enjoy life as one does while dancing.