The Gun Show
by E. M. Lewis
Full Length Play, Drama / 1m or f
From a farming community in rural Oregon to the big cities of Los Angeles and New York, playwright E. M. Lewis takes aim at her own relationship with firearms in The Gun Show.
In The Gun Show, award-winning playwright E. M. Lewis tells the story of America’s relationship with guns through the prism of her own personal experiences. From a farming community in rural Oregon to the big cities of Los Angeles and New York, an actor shares Ms. Lewis’s unique perspective and true stories about America’s most dangerous pastime as if they were his or her own, with brutal honesty and poignant humor. Leaning neither right nor left, The Gun Show jumps into the middle of the gun control debate and asks, “Can we have a conversation about this?”
The solo version of the play requires only a single actor. The role was conceived for a man to play, but you may cast a woman or non-binary actor in this role if desired. In the duo version of the play, the actual playwright – E. M. Lewis – sits out in the audience, and the actor playing the Playwright occasionally interacts with her, as indicated in the script. (The duo version of the play is only available for licensing by special request, depending upon the availability of Ms. Lewis to participate.)
“Human, bold, sometimes funny, sometimes heartbreaking, but always honest.” - New City
"The drama’s life-changing moments evoke a here-and-now immediacy, not easily forgotten.” - LA Weekly
“Compact yet high-caliber theatrical, a short one-hour blast of personal recollection, rhetoric and genuinely conflicted questioning.” - Oregon Arts Watch
- Minimum Fee: $100 per performance
- Time Period: Contemporary, Present Day
- Duration: 60 minutes (1 hour)
Casting1m or f
The role of the Playwright was conceived for a man to play, but you may cast a woman or non-binary actor in this role if desired.