Through dramatic vignettes—historical, humorous, informative, and poignant—Gunplay's kaleidoscope of views explores the mystique, the mythologies and the power of guns in American society without taking sides or supporting any particular perspective. It is a play that should catalyze rich discussion on the constellation of issues around guns, gun safety, and gun violence. Run time is approximately 2 hours with a 15 minute intermission.
Guest artist Benny Sato Ambush is an SDC* freelance director, educator, consultant, former artistic director of two professional theatres, and published commentator. He recently served nine years as Senior Distinguished Producing Director in Residence at Emerson Stage and holds numerous directing credits at professional regional theaters and universities throughout the U.S. and the Boston region. He is a member of the National Theatre Conference and an Emeritus Trustee of Theatre Communications Group (TCG).
A post-show conversation will take place on Sunday, October 20.
A prelude conversation will take place on Thursday, October 24 at 6:30 pm with playwright Frank Higgins and director Benny Sato Ambush.
October 18 is Salem Night with Free Admission for Salem residents.
Contains mature themes. May be inappropriate for audience members under the age of 13.
*Member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society
Purchase tickets: $20 General Admission, $15 Seniors, Under 18 free, SSU students free. Tickets are available by visiting salemstatetickets.com.
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