During the Talk Back at the end of the play an audience member brought up how the stage can be used to bring societal problems into the light, and how it can be a medium in which social issues can be addressed. That audience member was right; that is exactly what this play did. This play shed light on the poor factory working conditions, child labor law issues, and religion's role in society during the early 1900's. Before watching this play, I was somewhat aware of the dangerous working conditions in the factories and the factory owners evading the child labor laws, but I did not realize just how influential the Catholic Church was and how the church tried to control the popular culture and the performing arts. There are some similar issues addressed in this play, set in the 1900's that apply to issues today, over 100 years later. During the Talk Back a gentleman in the audience pointed out how both the Catholic Church and the factory owner thought that what they were doing was for the best. The same could be said for today's presidency. Trump has to believe that what he is doing, by restricting who can enter the United States, is right. There are going to be a bunch of people who suffer from his decisions, much like how the women and children in the factories suffered, but he believes that what he is doing is for the better.