“Liz Parker and Rachel Sullivan magnificently act and portray the stories of 3 immigrant families in unique ways … Despite the hardship, prejudice, and poverty, each family chooses to stick it out. Each believing that life is still better living in a world of hope than perishing without it. Each family has fled a life of famine, unemployment, or genocide. These are our grandparents and great-grandparents. They are also immigrants of our own generation.
In these highly charged political times, it’s good to remember that we all have a similar story – whether from another century or from today. And, yes, there were always people throughout the years who didn’t want any more people to settle here. That’s not a new problem.
Even though this show predates current politics, it stands as a reminder that immigration is our heritage. No one wants to leave their home unless they have to. It should also remind us that where we go may not be any kinder to us than what we left behind, but it’s the hope for something better, that keeps us moving forward. Isn’t that why we’re all here in the first place?” Amy Wall Lerman, Motherhood Later