“The Gun Show (Can we talk about this?)” is a plea in the form of a play.
That’s not just a play on words. It is in the DNA of the Quantum Theatre production now at the Carnegie Library of Homewood and destined for stops on the North Side and Sewickley.
The plea, right there in the title, comes up again and again throughout E.M. Lewis’ confessional stories about her complicated relationship with guns. Quantum is aiding her quest by providing in-person and online ways for receptive audience members to tell stories of their own, without any political slant or judgment. It’s not a unique concept, to be sure, but one rarely achieved in a society polarized by the mere mention of guns.
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