Bang Bang You’re Dead
May 17, 2013 - 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Bang Bang You’re Dead is a one act play written by William Mastrosimone 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”. For the most part it’s a tale of an adolescent, Trevor, who gets picked on a lot at school. Not as much as he used to, because the year before he called in a phony bomb threat, complete with a working bomb (minus anything that would actually explode). Because of this, parents and teachers are afraid of him, and his fellow students generally avoid him, except for a group of outcasts called the “Trogs”. As violence by the Jocks against the Trogs escalates, Trevor is the suspect for anything gone wrong, even though he didn’t necessarily do anything. One teacher is willing to give Trevor the benefit of the doubt, and casts him in a highly controversial play about (what else?) school shootings. It all comes to a head as some other students create a plan to bring guns to school and kill everyone in the cafeteria.
There is no ticket cost – donations will be accepted for a charity to be named by the student/actors (at the door).
Reservations are encouraged for all performances. Call the Rarely Done Box Office to reserve your seat (315)546-3224.
The play will also be staged at Jazz Central on May 10th & 11th and at the Boys & Girls Club on May 16th.