"I love playing Michelle because she acts very silly and outgoing," Angelina Calvetti said. "She makes people laugh, but in reality she has family problems. She doesn’t put it out there that much, and when she finally speaks about it – it was hard, but I can relate to her. I’ve learned that in situations like there are in this play, you’re not alone. Family or no family, there’s always someone there for you."
"'The Porchlight' shows how to turn a house into a home and how so many different lives that seem completely random and inconceivable can be so connected," Anastaja Nunez said. … I think I’ve learned how to see life through someone else’s eyes and it really opened up my perspective on how so many people can struggle in different ways.
"'The Porch Light" is a commentary on society as a whole," Ara Bonsignore said. "The storylines throughout history are still relevant. For example, the prejudices against Hans because of his German origins."
"People come out on the porch to get away from the stress inside and life; it’s a bonding area and a place to get away from problems and talk with people like a neighbor," Matthew Gerhardt said.
"I learned that people are very complex," Michael Sahs said. "Acting it out helps me relate to life. It’s a very good play, very well written."
If you go
WHAT: LATTE Theater to premiere "The Porch Light"
WHERE: Plymouth Place Auditorium, 315 N. La Grange Road, La Grange Park
WHEN: 7 p.m. Nov. 8 and 2 and 7 p.m. Nov. 9
COST: $5 for students, seniors and first responders; $15 for adults at the door; $12 in advance at Tates Old Fashioned Ice Cream in La Grange
INFO: www.lattetheater.com, 708-655-0989