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.
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!