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"In dealing with the concept of celebrating the past accomplishments of women and their still greater future potential, the playwright breathes life into her belief that now women have a choice and fit in anywhere."
"The move toward freedom, equality, liberation began long before 1920. This is a celebration of woman's place in the world from the goddesses of Ancient Greece to the leaders and doers of today."
Evelyn McLellan -- Omaha Magazine, reviewing '77 world premiere of the play at Omaha's Magic Theatre, the playhouse that Megan Terry made famous.
…The motif of celebration is presented in a great variety of intricate theatrical ‘bits’; there are many short scenes; dances; songs; chants; and comic routines, all following one another so swiftly and, at the same time, with such wide contrasts in tone and mood, that the audience is amazed, amused, aghast, often touched…always enthralled…The sense of fun is constant and yet (this)is a deeply serious work with psychological, sociological and spiritual dimensions. Rochelle’s special gift for blending lyrical intensity with gentle satire gives “Celebration” its uniqueness…,sense of playfulness and feminine charm. It’s appropriate that the play should have been developed and produced by the powerful women and men who comprise the Magic Theatre…
Sharon Spencer Under the Sign of Pisces ’76