Natural Shocks

A New Play by Lauren Gunderson

Performed by Molly Noble


Direction by Elizabeth Craven and Janine Sternlieb

Proceeds Benefit Everytown for Gun Safety


PLAY DESCRIPTION:  Based on Hamlet’s “To be or not to be,” Natural Shocks is a new 65-minute, one-woman tour-de-force play that bursts to life when we meet a woman waiting out an imminent tornado in her basement. She overflows with quirks, stories, and a final secret that puts the reality of guns in America in your very lap. The play is part confessional, part stand up, and part reckoning

WHAT IS THIS PROJECT?  This is a national campaign of theater activism against gun violence. Modeled on her Inauguration Day 2017 project with her play The Taming, Lauren Gunderson is making her new play NATURAL SHOCKS available for regional and community theaters, colleges, and high schools to produce readings the weekend of April 20, 2018, the 19th anniversary of Columbine and the day of the National School Walkout. She is waving royalties for these readings and in exchange she asks that events raise money — either through an accessibly-priced ticket or donations at the door — to address gun violence.