Obedience is not a virtue. I wanted to please everyone but myself, and I had to lose everything to learn that lesson. For my pride I had to lie in a glass coffin for twenty years to learn my lesson. By the time I was released, I understood. My husband was a good man, but he did not rescue me. I rescued myself.
Where were you when Flight 77 hit the Pentagon? Because I was inside it. I carried out the wounded. I covered up bodies. And I have spent every day since putting bullets in the people responsible and in anyone else who even thinks that they can do that to our country again.
Andy Mientus, Marlee Matlin and Camryn Manheim pose backstage at the hit musical ‘Spring Awakening’ on Broadway at The Brooks Atkinson Theatre on January 6, 2016 in New York City.