Umbrellas for Everyone

In the not-too-distant future, a silver-tongued Salesperson peddles “Back to School” umbrellas to parents and children alike in the heart of a modern American shopping mall. But with colors like True Blue, Righteous Red, and White to Bear Arms, these are no ordinary umbrellas.
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Umbrellas for Everyone

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  • Asher Wyndham:
    11 Jun. 2019
    Set in the future, this satire on the wrong way to respond to gun violence, hits the target -- the pro-gun advocates. And it does more than that; it forces the gun control advocates to respond, do something NOW to prevent the future in this play from coming true. Umbrellas should just be umbrellas, but if we don't do enough maybe they will do more that keep rain off our kids.
    Highly recommended for every single staged reading or production on gun control.
  • Ryan Stevens:
    30 May. 2019
    This play accomplishes the herculean task of tackling the issue of gun violence from a unique and insightful angle. No hand-wringing or pearl clutching here, just an inventive, deviously satirical appraisal of how we adapt to our society when the most obvious way of adapting just can't happen. This is pitch black comedy that is entertaining even as it's unsettling, long after you've reached the ending.
  • Daniel Hirsch:
    14 May. 2018
    In a country where every week there seems to a be another Pulse or a Parkland shooting, this ever-relevant play is a satirical gut punch that will make you laugh, cringe, and then haunt you for sometime after you've seen it. I saw it at CMU's Playground Festival where it was staged in a public space and the gathered crowd was mesmerized, shocked, and ultimately very moved.

Development History

  • Reading
    Mid-America Theatre Conference

Production History

  • University
    Playground New Works Festival - Carnegie Mellon University