SUBWAY STORY (A SHOOTING)

by: William Electric Black

A TEENAGER GIRL SEEKS OUT A GUN IN THE SUBWAY SO SHE CAN KILL
HER MOTHER WHO'S BEEN ABUSING HER....

SUBWAY STORY (A SHOOTING) Theater for the New City presents
the fifth play in William Electric Black’s “Gunplay” series, exploring gun violence in
America. Mr. Black is the writer and director.

 

ON GUN VIOLENCE


As Americans, we are now a struggling to find our bearings after two months of mass shootings--Las Vegas, the Baptist Church in rural Texas and Rancho Tehama Elementary School near Sacramento. "Subway Story (A Shooting)" will be the fifth play in the GUNPLAYS series written and directed by William Electric Black addressing inner city violence and guns. The piece shifts our focus back to what is actually a larger problem: gun violence among young people in urban settings. In the play, a failing high school student named Chevonn seeks to obtain a gun in order to shoot her abusive mother. Her quest is narrated in a fantastical mashup of literary images that are part Lewis Carroll and part queasy reality, revealing issues affecting our children including alienation, discrimination, bullying and the easy availability of firearms. Chevonn's tale strongly suggests how parents need to perceive the hopeless their kids face and how this can make young people lash out with guns or turn them on themselves. Theater for the New City will present the piece February 22 to March 18.

Cast:

Jeremy Lardieri

John Patterson

Monique Letamendi

Jacqueline Nwabueze

Natalie Martino

Camille Upshaw

Yessenia Rivas

Sarah Q. Shah

Sebastian Gutierrez

Shyla Idris

Levern Williams

 Mohamed Madboly

Ann-Kathryne Mills (understudy)


Crew:

Stage Manager - Megan Horan

Prod. Manager Dylan Skorish

Set – Lytza Colon/Mark Marcante

Lights – Alexander Bartenieff

Costumes – Susan Hemley 

Sound Tech – Alex Santullo 

Sound Design – James Mussen 

Press –Jonathan Slaff 

Graphics – Erikka James

Social Media – Ryan Leach

Community Theater 

Theater for the New City, 155 First Ave. (at E. 10th Street)

Dates/Times:

Thursday - Saturday

8:00 PM

Sunday

3:00 PM

General Admission:

$15.00

Students/Seniors:

$12.00

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