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A Reading of Natural Shocks, by Lauren Gunderson

Know Theatre of Cincinnati
Event organized by Know Theatre of Cincinnati

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Know Theatre is proud to present a reading of Natural Shocks by Lauren Gunderson as part of a national campaign of theater activism against gun violence.

House opens Saturday April 21st at 2pm, with live music, snacks, specialty cocktails at our bar, and information from representatives from local groups working for women’s rights. The reading will begin at 3pm. Join the Know Theatre, as well as a cast of all-stars including Miranda McGee*, Burgess Byrd*, Lormarev Jones, Maggie Lou Rader*, Lisa Marie DeRoberts, and Regina Pugh* as we attempt to embody the everywoman, and every town.

In addition, join the cast, director, and local representatives from Women Helping Women for an interactive talkback following the performance.

(If you're busy that afternoon but still want a chance to see this reading--or want to see it twice!-- the Cincinnati Shakespeare Company is also doing a reading Sunday the 22nd, with all proceeds going to Mothers Demand Action!)

The weekend of April 20, 2018 -- the 19th anniversary of Columbine and the day of the National School Walkout -- Know Theatre along with theatres across the nation will be using the reading of Gunderson’s new work as theater activism that serves to amplify the voices of those brave children saying “never again.”

Based on Hamlet's "To be or not to be," soliloquy, Natural Shocks is a new 65-minute, tour-de-force play that bursts to life when we meet a woman waiting out an imminent tornado in her basement. She overflows with life, stories, and a final secret that puts the reality of guns in America in your very lap. The play is part confessional, part stand up, and part reckoning.

Tickets available at the door, first come-first serve. All tickets are pay what you can, with a suggested donation of $12. Cash, checks and credit cards will be accepted at the door. All proceeds to benefit Women Helping Women, a local group working to prevent gender-based violence and to empower all survivors!