WHY FORWARD THEATER PRESENTED “NATURAL SHOCKS” ON THE ANNIVERSARY OF COLUMBINE

Guests:  Jennifer Uphoff Gray, Artistic Director, Forward Theater;  Rev. Jerry Hancock, Board President, WAVE – Wisconsin Anti-Violence Effort

On April 20, the 19th anniversary of Columbine and 65 days after the shootings at Marjory Stoneman Douglas H.S. in Parkland, Florida, Forward Theater along with other theater companies in major cities across the country, presented a free performance of “Natural Shocks,” a one-woman play in a tornado by acclaimed playwright, Lauren Gunderson. As the play progresses, the story deepens and shifts as the message of gun violence surfaces.

On tomorrow’s program, Jennifer Uphoff Gray is joined by Rev. Jerry Hancock. WAVE was the recipient of donations received at the Madison performance of “Natural Shocks.”

Hear the behind-the-scenes story of how the play came to be; why Forward Theater chose to present it, and WAVE’s message of approaching gun violence from a public health standpoint.

For the facts on Guns and Suicide, Guns and Children, Guns and Communities, Guns and Domestic Violence, and Guns and the Economy, go to waveedfund.org.