A darkly comic solo play about a woman waiting out an imminent tornado in her basement, where she overflows with quirks, stories, and a final secret that puts the reality of domestic violence and guns in America in your lap.
From the producers: A darkly hilarious solo tour-de-force where an unnamed woman is forced into her basement when she finds herself in the path of a tornado. Trapped there, she spills over into confession, regret, long-held secrets, and giddy new love. But as the storm approaches, she becomes less and less sure where safety lies - and how best to defy the danger that awaits. "Natural Shocks" marks the highly-anticipated New York return of Lauren Gunderson, the most produced female playwright in America today.
Author Lauren Gunderson was named the most produced playwright in America by American Theatre Magazine in 2017, was awarded the 2016 Lanford Wilson Award from the Dramatist Guild, the 2016 Otis Gurnsey Award for Emerging Writer, and was awarded the prestigious 2014 Steinberg/ATCA New Play Award for her play, "I and You" (also a Susan Smith Blackburn Blackburn and John Gassner Award finalist). Her other works include "Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley," "Bauer," "Silent Sky" and "Exit, Pursued By A Bear." "Natural Shocks" began as a series of benefit readings that raised more that $50,000 for charities dedicated to addressing the issues of guns in America.
Tony Award nominee and Obie winner Pascale Armand ("Eclipsed," "The Trip to Bountiful," "Relevance") stars in the solo play. The production is helmed by May Adrales ("Chinglish," "Vietgone").