We use cookies to personalise content and ads, to provide social media features and to analyse our traffic. Read more…

Reading of Lauren Gunderson's Natural Shocks

Aurora Theatre
Event organized by Aurora Theatre

Get Directions

#var:page_name# cover

Aurora Theatre is proud to participate in this National Campaign of Theatre Activism Against Gun Violence.

by Lauren Gunderson
Read by Candy McLellan
Directed by Jaclyn Hofmann

This Reading is FREE and Open to the Public! We will "pass the hat" and all proceeds will go to "Moms Demand Action" (https://momsdemandaction.org/).

You may reserve a seat or two by emailing boxoffice@auroratheatre.com with your name, phone #, and email address.

"Natural Shocks is a classic Gunderson play: funny, inspired by Shakespeare (in this case, Hamlet’s “To be or not to be” speech), featuring a richly-drawn female character, and with an unexpected ending that will stay with you long after you leave the theater. It also happens to be completely of-the-moment, with a storyline all too familiar in 2018: one that is inescapably intertwined with gun violence. In fact, she finished the first draft of the script only two weeks before the Parkland shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. So when that tragic shooting hit the news on Valentine’s Day, she knew she wanted to use the play to drive awareness, conversation and, ultimately, action.

As of March 28, 2018, there are more than 50 confirmed readings spanning 25 states, with pending readings in another 10+ states. A flagship reading in New York City will be announced shortly. Producers on the project include Leah Hamos, theatrical agent at The Gersh Agency; Corinne Hayoun, head of the NY office of MANAGE-MENT; and Christina Wallace, tech executive and theater producer. "