I got the opportunity to visit Robben Island. This is the location that Nelson Mandela was jailed at for 27 years of his life. It still amazes me the sacrifices given by activists in the name of freedom and equality. I am only 20 years old, meaning he was in jail for a longer amount of time than I have been alive. It is a troubling thought, but also an encouraging one. It is encouraging because finally we find a true story with a happy ending. (well…kind of). Finally we find a moment in history where war did not rule over peace, we find a moment where the oppressors realized they could no longer sustain their oppression. And we find a moment in history when a political prisoner turns into a Nobel prize winning president, a man that left Robben Island willing to forgive the people who initially jailed him. We can find the reality and hardship of the jail inside the world of theater.