Bang, Bang You're Dead
A one act play written by William Mastrosimone
Justin-Siena Theatre hopes that in light of the recurring incidents around the country, this production will raise some awareness in our community and promote healthy conversation on mental health, gun safety,
bullying, and school safety.
Public performance: Thursday, 2/27 at 7:30 pm
Where: JSHS North Gym Featuring a post-show discussion.
Admission: 18 & under: Free; Adults: $12
Tickets: securelb.imodules.com/s/353/index.aspx?sid=353&gid=1&pgid=5466&cid=6088 OR PURCHASE AT BOX OFFICE AT JSHS
Description of Play:
Bang, Bang You're Dead is a one act play written by William Mastrosimone, with the assistance of the Spanish River Drama Department (Boca Raton, Florida) in 1999 to raise awareness of school violence and its causes. According to Mastrosimone, it “is a drama to be performed by
kids, for kids”. The plot focuses on Josh, a high school student who murders his parents and five classmates. It is strongly based on the events surrounding Kip Kinkel's shootings of his parents on May 20, 1998, and 27 of his classmates at Thurston High School in Springfield, Oregon on May 21, 1998.
Its purpose is to raise awareness of the roots of school violence, which, as Mastrosimone writes in his notes on the play, are not always easily seen. Mastrosimone hopes that the play will help people “see tragedy before it happens."
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