Apr 16 - May 12

Newtown

About the Show

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WILSON STAGE

WORLD PREMIERE

By Dan O’Brien
Directed by Elizabeth Williamson

 

The Oregon Shakespeare Festival and the Public Theater co-commissioned Dan O’Brien to write a play about the place of guns in our country’s story, as part of American Revolutions: The United States History Cycle. The resulting play engages with recent history: the prologue and aftermath of the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, in 2012. Derived closely from documentary source material, the play is at once lyrical and unflinchingly realistic. A heartbreaking and powerful interrogation of the complex causes of gun violence in our culture, Newtown offers in the end the possibility of healing and hope.

Run Time (Approx): 90 minutes (no intermission)

Recommended Ages: 18+

Content Notes: Depiction of gun use, in depth discussions about guns and gun violence, mentions of sexual assault and pedophilia, discussions of death and dying, themes of violence

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Cast

Kate Abbruzzese

Naomi

Max Chernin

(he/him)

Ethan

Kellie Overbey

(she/her)

Sarah

Jonathan Walker

(he/him)

Matthew

Creative Team

Dan O'Brien

(he/him)

Playwright

Elizabeth Williamson

(she/her)

Director

Nick Vaughan

(he/him)

Scenic Design

Ilona Somogyi

(she/her)

Costume Design

Emma Deane

(she/her)

Lighting Design

André Pluess

Sound Design

Fiona Kyle

(she/her)

Dramaturg

Olivia Spenard

(she/her)

Assistant Director

Julia Bregy

(she/her)

Production Stage Manager

Kevin Gregory Dwyer

(he/him)

Assistant Stage Manager

Kaylyn N. Nichols

(she/they)

Production Assistant

Engage Further

In-Depth Consideration

In production with Newtown we have a series of Engagement events that you can take part of to make connections outside of the show.

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