MOLINE, ILLINOIS (January 18, 2023) — The downtown Moline Black Box Theatre presents Lauren Gunderson’s play Natural Shocks. Based on Hamlet's “To be or not to be,” Natural Shocks is a one-act tour-de-force that bursts to life when we meet a woman waiting out an imminent tornado in her basement. Angela, our fast-talking heroine, overflows with quirks, stories, and a final secret that puts the reality of guns in America in your very lap. The play is part confessional, part stand-up, and part reckoning. The play deals with a difficult topic, and is not recommended for young children.
The play’s production team includes: Director and Light Design by Roger Pavey Jr; Stage Manager and Assistant Light Design: Celeaciya Olvera; Production Designer (Scenic/Costumes): Lora Adams; Scenic Build: Michael Kopriva, and Sound Designer: Ryan J Hurdle.
The cast includes Lora Adams, Trish Foster, Kira Rangel, and Noel Jean Huntley.
The Black Box has produced several of Gunderson’s pieces in the past including last year’s The Revolutionists, I and You, and Silent Sky. For the second year, Gunderson is the most produced playwright in the country for 2022/2023 according to American Theatre Magazine.
Tickets will be available at theblackboxtheatre.com and the show runs February 2 – 11.
The Black Box Theatre is a 501 (C) (3) non-profit organization.