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.