CoHo Season 21
September 9 – October 1, 2016
CoHo Productions with Shawn Lee & Vin Shambry present
The Gun Show
By EM Lewis
directed by Shawn Lee
Performed by Vin Shambry and E.M. Lewis
ABOUT THE PRODUCTION
Playwright E.M. Lewis sits with the audience while Performer Vin Shambry shares her stories – just five gun stories in a country full of gun stories. Her words. His voice. Our story.
She grew up in rural Oregon, where everyone has guns. She learned to shoot on a date. She worked at Jackson’s Bookstore during an armed robbery, and once encountered a threatening cop in New York. And then there’s the fifth story: the one that doesn’t let go, the story that triggered this show.
The Gun Show takes aim at America’s most dangerous past-time with brutal honesty and poignant humor. Leaning neither right nor left, it jumps into the middle of the gun control debate and asks “Can we have a conversation about this?”
Gun Talks will follow each performance. Audience members may share their own gun stories together with the artists and community members in a moderated conversation (not a debate) about issues raised in the production, including safety, violence, control and personal gun stories.
"An unpredictable work that stealthily gathers steam, it begins with a discourse on
the national gun debate and gradually evolves into a personal account of tragedy and loss.
GO! The drama’s life-changing moments evoke a here-and-now immediacy”
“Human, bold, sometimes funny, sometimes heartbreaking, but always honest.”
Robert A. Freedman Dramatic Agency, Inc.
Representing writers since 1928.