The Cultural Impact of Come From Away

By: Grant Silver 


On January 14th, 2020, I attended the musical Come From Away, The show is about how on September 11th, 2001 due to the recent terrorist attacks, 38 planes were diverted to a little town called Gander in Newfoundland, Canada. The show is about how people from all over the world reacted to these horrific acts.


This musical teaches many important lessons throughout its hour and a half runtime. An example being that in times of crisis, if you come together and help each other things will turn out okay. Even though there was tragedy, the townsfolk of Gander did all they could to help all these people even though they had no connection to them. To me that is just truly incredible.


Come From Away also serves as a way to teach the generation born after the events of 9/11 more about what was going on during that time. As a person born after 9/11, I now have more of a sense of what it was like emotionally after the attacks and the impact it had on the rest of the world. If you have an opportunity to see this show, please go see it!! It doesn't matter how old you are, I guarantee you will laugh and cry at this production. Thank you to DPAC for this opportunity!


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