I started this blog with one daughter, kept it up with the other, to spend time together doing something we enjoyed.
However, things change and people evolve. My daughters are older, busier, and not as interested in writing.
From now on this blog will be mostly mom with occasional contributions from my daughters and maybe even my husband.
Nothing else will change. We'll still focus on sharing fun places to go, fun things to do, and more, and we would  still love to hear your views too

Thursday, March 12, 2020

Theater Thursday - Conscience

We were given complimentary tickets to Conscience for review purposes. Any and all opinions expressed here are our own.

What: Conscience

Where: George Street Playhouse
             11 Livingston Ave.
             New Brunswick, NJ

Who: Recommended for Ages 15 and Up

When: Through March 29, 2020

Mom: If you only see one play this year, this is definitely the one to see!  The show revolves around Margaret Chase Smith's historic 1950 "Declaration of Conscience " speech, a speech she  made on the senate floor as an urgent plea against  the tactics of McCarthyism. This show couldn't be more timely. It should be fast tracked to Broadway and everyone should see it before the next election! Ms. Chase Smith was a woman ahead of her time not only as the first woman to serve in both the house and senate as well as the first woman from Maine to serve in either but as one of the first people male or female to speak out against McCarthyism. Not even being a fellow member of McCarthy's Republican party prevented her from standing up for what she believed in. This is something we can  all learn from today especially our elected officials. Although Harriet Harris is terrific in the role of Margaret and Cathryn Wake and Mark Junek do a nice job in a couple of supporting roles, Lee Sellars is by far the standout in the role of Joseph McCarthy. He really does an excellent job of portraying McCarthy's decent further and further into irrationality. All in all, this show represents theater at its absolute best.

And that's Mom's view. For more information or to purchase tickets to visit

Tune in Saturday for Still More Theater Saturday.

Photo credits: All Conscience production photos by T. Charles Erickson           

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