This photo appeared on the front page of the Redlands Daily Facts--or, as Redlanders like to call it, the Redlands Daily Fact (it is a small paper. But they are very wise in their choice of cover girls! My daughter Hannah is Juliet, crumpled on the floor. She dropped the bottle of poison so dramatically that day, it shattered! You can see a picture of her face in another photo from the paper below; she is the one with the yellow cape and the purple dress.)
I figured I got all of my tears out of the way at the dress rehearsal, but no--I cried at every single performance. Hannah was such a powerful Juliet. I'm very proud. All of the kids did a wonderful job--learning Shakespeare is no small feat, and Katherine Thomerson (also pictured below) was able to get kids as young as 4 1/2 memorizing and embodying Shakespeare's words.