One Show Only! Benefit Performance of…
Come see this talented group of Santa Fe actresses bring this fierce, at times funny and moving play to life!
Join us at The Adobe Rose and be part of this national movement!
Written by Lauren Gunderson
Directed by Kristin Goodman
April 22nd at 3 PM
Based on Hamlet’s “To be or not to be,” Natural Shocks is a 65 minute one woman tour-de-force that revolves around a woman waiting out in imminent tornado in her basement. Her monologue overflows with quirks, stories, and a final secret that puts the reality of guns into sharp focus. The play is part confessional, part stand up, and part reckoning.
Listen Now: Playwright Lauren Gunderson on KQED
Why was Lauren Gunderson named the most produced playwright in America in 2018 (and 2nd in 2017) by American Theatre Magazine? Find out why — and more — in this radio interview with Gunderson in this interview with NPR member station KQED. Lauren delves into her path to becoming a playwright, and what motivated her to write Natural Shocks.
Natural Shocks playwright Lauren Gunderson is waiving royalties for readings of her new work this weekend, which marks the 19th anniversary of the Columbine High School shooting and the day of the National School Walkout. The Adobe Rose will be donating all proceeds from this one time only production to the Stoneman Douglas Victims’ Fund for the victims of the Parkland shooting in Florida, as well as to Casa Familia, a domestic violence shelter for women and children in Santa Fe.
Join us for a Talkback after the play
Sunday’s one-night performance of Natural Shocks will be followed by a talkback with Miranda Viscoli, Co-President of New Mexicans Against Gun Violence, Natural Shocks Director Kristin Goodman, Ed Archuleta of the St. Elizabeth Women’s Shelter, and Santa Fe’s new Mayor, Alan Webber.
Come to Natural Shocks for a chance to talk to talk to this amazing collection of individuals!
Gunderson is one of America’s most promising young playwrights. She recently received her second Harold and Mimi Steinberg/American Theatre Critics Association New Play Award at the Humana Festival in Louisville for The Book of Will. She received the prestigious award in 2014 for her play I and You.
Only 120 tickets will be sold for this show — get yours now before they’re gone!
Directed by Caryl Farkas
Fight Direction by Ambrose Ferber
Apprentice Directors Isaac Marriner, Madeleine Philpot and Ben Sheffer
Pre-show talk by Robin Williams
April 28th at 7 PM & April 29th at 7 PM
Please note that the Sunday show time has changed to 7 PM.
The Upstart Crows is a youth Shakespeare group in Santa Fe. We are very excited to have the kids, their friends, and their families as the first Shakespeare production at the Adobe Rose. Welcome Upstart Crows!
King Lear calls his court together to divide his kingdom between his three daughters, Goneril, Regan, and Cordelia. He calls on them to declare how much they love him and when Cordelia answers him with private thoughts in an all-too-public setting, Lear becomes filled with rage. He curses and disowns Cordelia, banishes the noble Kent and sets a tragedy in motion.
It’s a play about nature and nurture, what makes a person legitimate, how our emotions can overtake us. It has been called a play in which “no lives matter”, yet despite the devastation in this tragedy there is a strong undercurrent of redemption.
Twenty-three actors from ages 10 to 18 will be taking multiple roles with onstage character changes.