Salem State Center for Creative and Performing arts

Gunplay: A Play about America

October 17—27, 2019
Sophia Gordon Ctr for Creative and Performing Arts

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Official Description

Through dramatic vignettes - historical, humorous, informative and poignant - Gunplay’s kaleidoscope of views explores the mystique, the mythologies and the power of guns in American society without taking sides or supporting any particular perspective. It is a play that should catalyze rich discussion on the constellation of issues around guns, gun safety, and gun violence. Guest artist Benny Sato Ambush is an SDC freelance director, educator (BA, BFA, MFA levels), consultant, former National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) panelist/site evaluator, and published commentator. He recently served nine years as Senior Distinguished Producing Director-In-Residence of Emerson Stage and holds numerous directing credits at professional regional theatres and universities throughout the U.S. and the Boston region. In April 2019, he was inducted into the College of Fellows of the American Theatre. Contains mature themes. May be inappropriate for audience members under the age of 13.

7:30 PM Performance Start

October 20 - post-show talkback after 2 pm matinee October 24, 6:30 pm - Prelude conversation with playwright Frank Higgins and director Benny Sato Ambush


Sophia Gordon Ctr for Creative and Performing Arts
352 Lafayette St, Salem