The Hard Part

SHORT: Four people wait in line to vote.
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The Hard Part

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  • Rachel Bykowski:
    29 Mar. 2018
    I read this play at least three times before writing this recommendation and would continue to read it a million times more. This is definitely a play that teaches you to listen. This voting line seems eternal with no real answers because there is no difference between "my guy" or "your guy" and opinions can be swayed the longer these characters wait in this line. A domino effect occurs with a simple sneeze that gets the characters talking, or rather, maybe, trying to do the hardest part when standing in a line w/stangers...listen.
  • Jordan Elizabeth Henry:
    26 Mar. 2018
    There is so much between the lines in this play (as with many of Soltero-Brown's pieces). This play particularly feels like reading William Carlos Williams: it's invitational; it asks, requires, you to slow down and listen to these characters. This is the perfect non-partisan voting play -- there are no answers here -- only motivations, questions, assumptions, unspokens. This play can be enjoyed on many levels, from the cadence and rhythm, to the Truths beneath the surface.