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Sunday
22
APR

OTP reading: Natural Shocks by Lauren Gunderson

15:00
18:00
Open Theatre Project
Event organized by Open Theatre Project

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Open Theatre Project presents
a special staged reading of

NATURAL SHOCKS
a new play by Lauren Gunderson

A Staged Reading as part of a national campaign of theater activism against gun violence. All proceeds will go to Everytown for Gun Safety & Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America

Directed by Lynda Bachman
Featuring Lydia Jane Graeff
stage manager : Aisha Stewart
production manager : Dustin D. Bell

> TIME / LOCATION
April 22nd - 3PM
St. John's Church
1 Roanoke Ave. - Jamaica Plain

Discussion & community engagement events to follow with snacks and refreshments.

Pay-What-You-Can Performance - No Minimum
Suggested Donation: $25

Only 70 Seats Available!

> TICKETS
https://www.artful.ly/store/events/14872

> ABOUT THE PLAY
Based on Hamlet's "To be or not to be," Natural Shocks is a new one-woman tour-de-force play that bursts to life when we meet a woman waiting out an imminent tornado in her basement. She overflows with quirks, 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.

> ABOUT THE CAMPAIGN
This is a national campaign of theater activism against gun violence. Modeled on her Inauguration Day 2017 project with her play The Taming, Lauren Gunderson is making her new play NATURAL SHOCKS available for regional and community theaters, colleges, and high schools to produce readings the weekend of April 20, 2018, the 19th anniversary of Columbine and the day of the National School Walkout. She is waving royalties for these readings and in exchange we ask that events raise money — either through an accessibly-priced ticket or donations at the door — to address gun violence.

> ABOUT THE ORGANIZATIONS WE'RE SUPPORTING

EVERY TOWN FOR GUN SAFETY
https://everytown.org/who-we-are/
Everytown for Gun Safety

MOMS DEMAND ACTION
https://momsdemandaction.org/
Moms Demand Action - MA