"...Walker’s play celebrates their commonality: the fierce, fearless, feminine drive to stand up, no matter the personal cost, for one’s children and for human rights. During Argentina’s seven-year “dirty war,” as many as 30,000 students, liberals and government-described “subversives” disappeared into prisons, mass graves and the ocean depths. More than 500 were pregnant women who were killed after giving birth and their babies were “adopted” by military families...
Walker’s play tells an important story, but what it really honors is a mother’s love, and the play’s hauntingly-lit closing moments illustrate just how far a mother will go for those she loves." Pam Kragen, San Diego Union Tribune
"Walker’s taut script, excellent direction, and these fine actors keep the fear and suspense levels at a nearly unbearable level throughout, reminding us once again how fragile freedom and democracy are...
It is estimated that 30,000 Argentinians were “disappeared” and never seen again. The Madres began marching in front of the Casa Rosada in 1977 and are still at it. Now focused on building a DNA database of the children who were taken from their parents and farmed out to military families under different names. To date, they have found 114 grandchildren. Don’t miss this fine, thought-provoking production." SDGLN Theater, Jean Lowerison
"After seeing The Madres at Moxie Theatre, I understand why someone living in a totalitarian surveillance state would begin to “doublethink,” Orwell’s old chestnut about believing two contradictory ideas at once—sometimes it’s a survival mechanism...
it all builds toward an innervating finale that will have you ready to take to the streets, join hands, and shout for justice." Dan Letchworth, San Diego Magazine
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