Natural Shocks

by Lauren Gunderson
Friday, April 20th at 5:00pm

A Nationwide Play Reading - Free Admission

Directed by Jennifer Uphoff Gray
Featuring Marcella Kearns
Co-presented with Overture Center for the Arts
Presented in the Playhouse at Overture Center | Registration is required - REGISTER

Lauren Gunderson's national campaign of theater activism against gun violence

With a title inspired by Hamlet's "To be or not to be," Natural Shocks is Lauren Gunderson’s brand new one-woman tour-de-force play that bursts to life when we meet a woman waiting out an imminent tornado in her basement. She 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.

Forward Theater is proud to be one of dozens of theaters presenting Natural Shocks across the country on Friday, April 20th. To learn more about this nationwide campaign, visit

Admission is free, donations for WAVE are encouraged. You can even donate now!

WAVE: Wisconsin Anti-Violence Effort
The Wisconsin Anti-Violence Effort Education Fund is a statewide grassroots organization dedicated to preventing gun violence, injuries, and deaths through education and advocacy. WAVE works closely with DAIS right here in Madison. DONATE