The Gun Show

From a farming community in rural Oregon to the big cities of Los Angeles and New York, playwright EM Lewis takes aim at her own relationship with firearms in “The Gun Show.” An actor shares Ms. Lewis’s unique perspective and true stories about America’s most dangerous pastime as if they were his own, with brutal honesty and poignant humor. Leaning neither right nor left, “The Gun Show” jumps into the middle...
From a farming community in rural Oregon to the big cities of Los Angeles and New York, playwright EM Lewis takes aim at her own relationship with firearms in “The Gun Show.” An actor shares Ms. Lewis’s unique perspective and true stories about America’s most dangerous pastime as if they were his own, with brutal honesty and poignant humor. Leaning neither right nor left, “The Gun Show” jumps into the middle of the gun control debate, and asks “Can we have a conversation about this?”
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The Gun Show

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  • Rachel Bublitz:
    3 Oct. 2017
    So deeply personal, specific, and engaging. It looks at gun ownership at a way that surprised me, while also never preaching or demanding I agreed with it. Fantastic play.
  • Aleks Merilo:
    25 May. 2017
    This is a script that manages to be personal yet universal, political yet not didactic, and uniquely theatrical. Beautifully done.
  • Sheila Cowley:
    26 Jan. 2016
    So honest about the lure and danger of guns, so truthful about mixed feelings that aren't on one side or the other of a polarizing question. It's a wonderful realization that everyone, including extremists on both sides, just wants to feel safe. The choice of having a masculine man voice a woman's perspective is a beautiful dichotomy that resonates throughout the play. A powerful play, beautifully written.

Development History

  • Reading
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    Cornelia Street Cafe
    ,
    2014
  • Reading
    ,
    Emerging Artists Theater
    ,
    2013

Production History

  • Professional
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    PlayFest Santa Barbara
    ,
    2016
  • Professional
    ,
    Impact Theater - Berkeley, CA
    ,
    2015
  • Professional
    ,
    Tucson Solo Theater Festival
    ,
    2015
  • Professional
    ,
    Passage Theater in Trenton, NJ
    ,
    2015
  • Professional
    ,
    Moving Arts in Los Angeles, CA
    ,
    2014