CANDLES by Angelina DeMonte created a lot of Buzz!
"The play, a poetic portrayal of the students’ personal and political transformation, is also a direct call for action."
"Alternatingly heartbreaking and soul-soothing, Candles tells the story of four friends whose lives are forever changed after a gunman—one of their classmates—attacks the school, killing several students."
Broad Street Review
"Candles is Philadelphia Young Playwrights‘ first Barrymore-eligible production. It is also PYP’s first full-length, fully self-produced play. It is not, however, 10th-grader Angelina DeMonte‘s first play. She wrote that back in the eighth grade."
“These tragedies like we see in the play, like Parkland and Sandy Hook and Squirrel Hill, are preventable tragedies,” Milkman added. “Whether or not you’re able to vote, you can use your voice.
The Temple News