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By Elizabeth Youngman-Westphal
Special to Village News 

'No Way Back' is a heart-warming story of survival


Last updated 11/24/2020 at 3:44pm

Jessica John

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Jessica John portrays all of the characters in "No Way Back" at The Roustabouts Theatre Co.

"No Way Back" is a poignant personal journey for playwright Mahshid Fashandi Hager as she shares her family's flight from war-torn Iran in 1979.

This story is told by 10-year old Hager as she recalls the happy times shared with her family transitioning through their escape and finally to safety.

Well-told by the multi-faceted actor Jessica John, all is relived through her multiple characterizations. John weaves this true story with compassion and clarity as she seamlessly transitions characters. Hers is a master class in acting.

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