“This age wanted heroes. It got us instead…” In the face of an erupting volcano, do we struggle? Do we acquiesce? Do we hold fast to our community or let it slip away? Our human spirit can force us to greatness or it can lead us to darkness where we question our basic humanity. A Bright Room Called Day, by Tony Kushner, epitomizes the struggle against inaction, apathy, and fragmentation. Weimar Germany was a slow explosion. No one could have fathomed that a democracy founded on the hope of German unity would end in totalitarian despotism, and few could have predicted the slaughter that would follow. In this dangerous world we all have a choice. We all have a voice. Kushner’s characters, bohemian artists and dreamers, fight for their better world and see it slip away. They encourage us to ask ourselves how we confront insidious hate, glut for power, and how we can weather the changes in the political climate with hope, solidarity and community.