TWU Drama presents ‘Gun Show’ at world’s largest arts festival

TWU Drama students performing 'Gun Show' on stage
TWU Drama students perform 'Gun Show' on the Redbud Theatre stage during its initial run, Nov. 16-20, 2016. Photo by Michael Modecki.

July 6, 2017 – This summer, the Texas Woman’s University Drama Program will perform the original play Gun Show at Edinburgh Festival Fringe in Edinburgh, U.K. “The Fringe” is the largest arts festival in the world, running throughout the month of August and featuring performances from hundreds of theatre companies from around the globe. Gun Show will run Aug. 4-5 and 7-12.  

All performances will take place at 10:20 a.m. in the Lime Studio at Greenside at Nicolson Square, Venue 209. This tour marks the third time TWU Drama has appeared at the Fringe.

Gun Show is an original play created with input from TWU drama students, who worked during the summer and fall semesters to research America’s love, obsession and anxiety with guns and gun culture. The play presents a kaleidoscopic collection of scenes and vignettes that explore our sometimes funny, sometimes ambivalent and sometimes terrifying relationship with guns. Inspired by recent events as well as by the students’ own complex connection with guns, Gun Show is sure to inspire debate.

The ensemble for Gun Show consists of nine undergraduate students, including Nolan Chapa, Aracely Collier, Merridonna Dacres-Perez, Alicia Dailey, LeeAnn Ducker, Kathryn McGinness, Isabell Moon, Britnee Schoville and John Shults. Jory Freeman will run projections. Graduate student Misty Dawn Clark will provide the costume design. Assistant professor Noah Lelek is the lighting designer and technical director, and James Lupplace will serve as the assistant technical director. Patrick Bohmier will serve as the stage manager.

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