The power of theater will be aptly demonstrated at the SoHo Playhouse, which is devoting three nights, February 19, 20 and 21, for "Breaking the Silence With Girl Be Heard", a unique theatrical work that highlights the global issues surrounding violence against women.
Only occasionally does Engstrom include one of Parker's economic poems. She leaves out the one about men not making passes at girls who wear glasses and the suicidal one with the conclusion that you might as well live.
Rehab may be less brutal today than Depression-era cures, but the play's thrust, presented in cooperation with The Hazelden Foundation, is to spread a message of hope. It's also a strong theatrical vehicle; a reminder that there is power in community.