Introducing one of our 2011-2012 Focus Theaters: Shotgun Players!
NAME: Shotgun Players
LOCATION: The Ashby Stage (at Ashby and MLK in Berkeley) or John Hinkel Park (also in Berkeley)
SHOTGUN IN THREE WORDS.
Thought-provoking, explosive, unexpected. (I used a hyphen. I hope that's not cheating.)
FAVORITE SHOTGUN PLAY?
Ooh. Tough. I think it's a tie between God's Ear and In the Wound (though This World in a Woman's Hands and A Seagull in the Hamptons are high up there, too). All four blew my mind.
PEOPLE TO KNOW AT SHOTGUN.
R. Black, artist extraordinaire. You know those awesome murals on the side of the Ashby Stage that you see whenever you drive by? You know those great posters and creative playbills? Yep, that's him.
FAVORITE THING ABOUT SHOTGUN.
Besides the quality of the shows? The Ashby Stage. It's easy to get to (BART, bus, car) and it has this distinct smell and feeling that's really hard not to love.
WHO WOULD YOU TAKE TO A “CLASSIC SHOTGUN” SHOW?
Someone who likes to think, likes to question, and likes to challenge. Someone who wants to go to the theater and see something new – something they've never seen before. Maybe not my grandmother (although, actually, I do have a grandmother that would really like Shotgun's shows), but definitely my parents and my classmates.
ONE IMPORTANT THING TO KNOW ABOUT SHOTGUN.
They will sell out – especially at the Ashby Stage. Buy your tickets way, way, WAY in advance (or be prepared to get there really early to put yourself on the waitlist).