The Gun Show

The Gun Show

The Gun Show

by: E. M. Lewis

by: E. M. Lewis

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The Gun Show

The Gun Show

by: E. M. Lewis

by: E. M. Lewis

Overview

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.)

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Details

  • Time Period: Contemporary, Present Day
  • Target Audience: Adult, Senior

Authors

E. M. Lewis

EM Lewis is a playwright, librettist, and teacher of playwriting.  She was a finalist for the 2014 Shakespeare's Sister Fellowship, and received a 2012 Fellowship in Playwriting from the New Jersey State Council for the Arts, and the 2010‐2011 Hodder Fellowship at Princeton ...

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