Play about gun violence to be staged at UO to mark Columbine

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A play about gun violence that is being staged across the country will be performed at the UO Saturday, April 21.

“Natural Shocks,” by Lauren Gunderson, is part of a national effort to mark the 19th anniversary of the Columbine school shooting and the National School Walkout. The UO production will be at 12:30 p.m. in the lounge at the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art.

The event is free and open to the public and does not require purchasing admission to the museum. Directions and location information is available online.

The one-woman-show is based on Hamlet’s “To be or not to be” soliloquy in the Shakespeare play and is about a woman waiting out an imminent tornado in her basement.

The play’s production team includes UO theater arts doctoral student Liz Fairchild as the main character, with Ellen Gilloony-Kress as director, Zeina Salame as production manager and undergraduate theater major Alisha Rogers as stage manager.