Cultural and Intellectual: At first I was very confused by the story of the play. The whole play being written within itself was a cool concept and pointed out the flaws within theater. The whole story about child labor really made me think about the forced labor that is still going on in the world today. My phone, my shoes, my clothes are all made through forced labor. The play really opened my eyes to this and I really don't know how to feel about it. It is horrible that these people must live in these conditions but because of their suffering I can continue to live my life in comfort. I also was very touched by the exposing of the hypocrisy of religion. Growing up I went to Catholic school which was affected by a child sexual abuse scandal. I did not personally know the kid but because I had a story similar to the plays happen close to me it really brought me joy that the play gave a voice to people who might be afraid to speak out about their problems. Also the overarching themes of poverty and social inequality were explored well through a setting in the past but related to some problems today.