Rounds Per Second

A gunman has opened fire on a college campus. Now someone has to clean it up.
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Rounds Per Second

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  • Ellen Koivisto:
    15 Dec. 2018
    There's a theatrical image at the end that's haunting, a demonstration of violence that is somehow more real and stronger than anything that movies can do, no matter how much gore they manufacture. There's a tension in this play between no time at all and endless time, and that tension serves the subject matter very well. The subject matter? School shootings, the endless roll call of dead students and teachers, and the moments after the shooting is done.
  • George Sapio:
    28 Nov. 2018
    A particularly ghastly journey. When privilege and shock combine and they must face a place where death has already been. Great short work for two actors.
  • Jordan Elizabeth Henry:
    27 Apr. 2018
    The last line of this play always shakes me -- it's a moment of subtle, beautiful transformation, and a call to action. As in so many of her other plays, ROUNDS PER SECOND asks us to add something new into our thoughts and conversation around a topic: in this case, Burbano asks us to look closely at the point where privilege and cultural heritage/country of origin intersect with gun violence. Burbano gives us no easy answers; she guides us into asking the right kinds of questions.