Love Your Family When You’re Already With Them

Review of This Girl Laughs, This Girl Cries, and This Girl Does Nothing presented by ArtsWest

Written by Sina Tesfagabir during an Arts Criticism workshop at Cascade Middle School

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In the play, This Girl Laughs, This Girl Cries, and This Girl Does Nothing by Finnegan Kruckemeyer, there were three sisters who lived with their dad and mom. They were a family at first but then somehow they separated and they all wanted to get back together, so at the end they found each other again.

The theme of this play is that family is important.

When they were together, they weren’t really caring about each other but then when they separated they missed each other and later on they wanted to get back together. Like the first sister wasn’t feeling good because she was lonely and she didn’t feel like doing anything without her sisters. The second one was not happy because she had everything but it was not enough without her sisters and she wanted them to fill her. The third one felt the same way too.

At the end, they got back together and they were all happy. Their family was finally back, so again we see that family is important. You wouldn’t understand at first when you’re with them but when you get separated, you would miss them and you will understand how important family is. So please love your family when you’re already with them.

Another theme for this play could be identity.

Again, when they separated they all found their way to go. They found their hidden talents. For example, one of them became a baker, one of them just stayed and was helping people in the town and the last one started to fight and protect the town. Even though they were sad because they were separated, they found something really important for themselves.

So I think separating from each other helped them know what they could do to help their town.

Lead photo credit: This Girl Laughs, This Girl Cries, and This Girl Does Nothing at ArtsWest. Photo by John McLellan.

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This review was written as part of an Arts Criticism workshop at Cascade Middle School in Mrs. Boucher's Advanced English Language Learners class, taught by Press Corps teaching artist Brian Dang.

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