"Levy’s delivery is slow and deliberate, as she manifests her disappointments and frustrations, then begins to recognize her newfound skill...An engaging and illuminating self-portrait about finding one’s true calling in the most unexpected of places. It also represents a happy fulfillment of Levy’s dream of becoming a successful actress–as well as a playwright, and an affecting teacher. That’s a win/win/win—not just for her, but for her students and audiences as well." Full Review
"The 'moral' seems to be that it's the students who are the ones who really make a difference in the teacher’s life. But, as with so many clichés, there is truth to this: teaching and helping others can be rewarding. What’s harder to swallow is that Levy is doing a show about how she has found her true calling in teaching and no longer needs to act, a truth she communicates by, well, acting. Then again, perhaps Levy has found a way to have her cake and eat it too." Full Review
See it if You want to experience a perfectly nuanced delivery. You like stories about teachers finding themselves at the same time as their students.
Don't see it if You want to explore the social/political impact of systems-bias in this country and how that relates to college access.
See it if to explore remedial education against overwhelming odds faced by the poor and marginalized; if the occasional success story inspires you.
Don't see it if you're too suspicious of a white woman's take on problems of people of color and of recent immigrants...oh, see it anyway.
See it if you want to know how a teacher feels about teaching at a Community College, diversity of students teaches the teacher as well as vice versa
Don't see it if one person shows make you hesitant- (don't be this is a solid one)
See it if you enjoy shows about life journeys or just want to learn something about a continuing issue in education
Don't see it if I can't think of a reason not to see it--unless you absolutely have not interest in the subject matter.