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A Day Out of Time
By Susan Armine, LA Reader


The day is in the month of October, 1906. The place is Ellis Island . Ten immigrants are waiting ó bag, baggage, and idealism ó to be admitted into the United States. Most of them make it, but in the process, families are broken up, names are changed, and personal and ethnic pride are severely challenged. Alan Foster Friedmanís dialogue is colorful and from the heart. His characters (including the American officials) could have easily been fitted into simple, stereotypic slots, but most of this capable company doesnít allow that to happen. Moreover, Michael David Wadlerís direction illuminates the plight of each aspiring American, carefully and uniquely. In the process, some high drama transpires, and many still-pertinent issues are addressed. Todd Nielsenís turn-of-the-century oak set is a fine piece of work.
 

A Day Out of Time at the Colony Theatre