GUNPLAYS: Subway Story (A Shooting)

Credit: Theater for the New City

Hauntingly, on the heels of the recent mass shooting that took the lives of 17 students and adults at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., comes “Subway Story (A Shooting) now in production at the Theater for the New City (Manhattan). In the play, a teen girl Chevonn goes into the subway to get a gun so she can kill her mother who has been abusing her.

Subway Story (a shooting)

“As Americans, we are now a struggling to find our bearings after two months of mass shootings–Las Vegas, the Baptist Church in rural Texas and Rancho Tehama Elementary School near Sacramento.” Innumerable American children and teens are exposed to gun violence at home, in school, in their communities and in the media. In “Subway Story (A Shooting),” playwright/director William Electric Black means to explain the pressures that drive the gun violence epidemic in young people. The piece is the final installment of his five-play GUNPLAYS Series, which has dramatized the epidemic of gun violence using differing approaches and theatrical styles.

Theater for the New City, which has presented the entire series, will mount “Subway Story (A Shooting),” its final installment, February 22 to March 18 in its Community Theater.

Theater for the New City
155 First Avenue
(between 9th and 10th Streets)
New York, NY 10003

Ticket Price:
$15 general admission, $12 students

Event Contact:
Theater for the New City
Phone: 212-254-1109

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