Ballard High addresses gun violence with spring theatre performances

This spring, students from Ballard High School are taking on the subject of gun violence with two performances.

The Ballard High School Playmakers will stage two, one-act plays in May: Bang Bang You’re Dead! and Eric LaRue.

Bang Bang You’re Dead! was first produced in Springfield, Oregon one year after a fatal school shooting. According to BHS, the play opens in character Josh’s prison cell after killing his parents and five classmates, whose ghosts demand to know why he killed them.

The second play, Eric LaRue, is the story of Janice LaRue, whose 17-year-old son Eric shot and killed three classmates in school. After his imprisonment, Janice has not visited her son or found a way to show herself in her community.

Joe Lambright is the director, and the cast features 19 students.

The two performances will be back-to-back starting at 7:30pm on May 9th – 11th and 16th – 18th at BHS (1418 NW 65th St). Tickets are $15 for adults; $10 for students and seniors. Reserved seating tickets are available here.


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Censorship Hag
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Censorship Hag

Are they putting on a play about the student shot by GANG BANGERS at Ballard High back in 1993?
Maybe one about the almost DAILY SHOOTINGS on Rainier Ave/Tukwila/White Center? No?
Huh.

Freja
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Freja

And these children that you spit on
As they try to change their worlds
Are immune to your consultations
They’re quite aware of what they’re goin’ through

SurlyAF
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SurlyAF

I urge you to go see the performances, support the community, and learn a well-needed lesson about the effects of hate and intolerance.

VeganBiker
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VeganBiker

C. Hag – WHY do you continue to spout this provocative dribble.

Freja
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Freja

He continues because he is too self obsessed to realize that a group of children born after 2001, who have grown up with active shooter drills in schools would be rude or blind enough to put on a play about their experience and viewpoint not his. If it isn’t his viewpoint he thinks it isn’t valid. Our troll friend is a narcissist and a moron. Heck, he finds his blathering to be so interesting and important that after being banned he made a new email account so he could make a new profile to continue spewing his mental illness all over this blog. He’s had more usernames in the last 12 months than vegetables.

Radegast
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Radegast

Wow, the personal attacks never cease around here. I thought there were some rules against kind of thing or something? I can’t imagine the horrible things Uncle Buck must have said to get banned from a righteous place like this!

fluggermutation
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You either are uncle buck (unfortunately not john candy) and you’re continuing being terrible, or you are actually new, and you have no idea what kind of hateful, racist, misogynist, and hate against the mentally ill bucky said around here. take a look around, you’ll see the new version actually advocates for breaking federal laws (arresting people for publicly camping without providing homes) and for killing mentally ill (because they *might* be a danger to someone at some point).

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Doesn’t APPEAR so LIL BUCKY. Try reading THE post first.