Friends with Guns by Stephanie Alison Walker
*Part of a rolling World Premiere*
Directed by Shalee Coleman
Two sleep-deprived moms meet at a West LA park, and it’s instant sisterhood. Their husbands hit it off, too, and it seems as though they’ve found their urban family — until guns enter the conversation. Friends With Guns is a dark comedy that pulls the curtain back on liberals with guns. It explores what happens when one person in a marriage suddenly does a 180 on the gun issue and it asks what we can compartmentalize and what we can’t.
Uprising Theatre Company believes in warning audiences about potentially triggering material. Friends with Guns contains the following content warnings:
-Simulated gun fire sounds
-Discussions and depictions of Intruder and Domestic Violence.
If you have questions about the specific context of these content warnings, please contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org and we will get back to you.
Run time of the show is two hours PLUS a 15 minute intermission.
Show runs: 20 September-5 October
Performances will be at The Off Leash Art Box: 4200 East 54th St. Minneapolis, MN 55417
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About SVC: “The Sexual Violence Center serves people ages 12 and up who’ve been impacted by sexual violence. Their free, confidential services include a 24-hour crisis line, support in hospitals, individual counseling, support groups, and legal advocacy. SVC also provides community education and works with law enforcement, legal, and medical professionals to improve the systemic response to sexual violence.”
Their ask: Put together “medical advocacy bags,” which SVC will bring with them to hospitals when they go to support victim/survivors who are there for a medical forensic (aka rape kit) exam. Since the whole process is often stressful, emotional, & can involve a lot of waiting, the bags could include things like fidget spinners, stress balls, adult coloring books + colored pencils, Sudoku pages, word finds, books of affirmations, magazines, comfort items like little stuffed animals, & snacks (individual bags of chips, crackers, trail mix etc.). Each bag could be different & victim/survivors would get to keep them. Since each bag would include a variety of things, your audience members could: * put together a bag (or a few bags on their own) & bring ready-made ones to the show * donate any quantity of any of the above items, & we’ll use them as we put bags together at SVC OR – * donate gift cards to a Target or Cub & we would use them specifically to buy supplies for this purpose