Locomotion made me feel both happy and sad at the same time. There were funny moments, like when Enrique is being encouraged by his teacher Ms. Marcus to “write about what he knows,” and he raps “Hip Hop Rules the World.” And there were really sad parts, like when Lonnie learns that his friend is in the hospital and sick. There were a lot of feelings that came up during the play; loneliness, fear, happiness, pride, and encouragement to name just a few.
The play was very emotional, not only through the words of the author, Jaqueline Woodson (who was in the audience that day), but also because of things like the lighting and staging. Spotlights changed from big and bright, to tiny small and star-like, and the staging made you feel how far apart the characters were – like when Lonnie stands near his sick friend, but they are not in the same room or looking at each other.
- Holden Larson, Age 9
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Recommended for ages 10 & up.
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