February 27 - March 1
Book & lyrics by Elizabeth Dinkova
Original music and additional lyrics by Frederick Kennedy
Directed by Elizabeth Dinkova
Adapted from the novel, "Rage," and essay, "Guns," by Stephen King
“Rage” © 1977 Stephen King
“Guns” © 2013 Stephen King
The play with music RAGE tells the story of a writer’s decades-long struggle with his first novel, Rage, a diary of a school shooter, which “inspired” readers with deadly results. As the writer plunges back into his early work to discover the causes of teenage disenfranchisement and violence, he is forced to confront uncomfortable truths about the thin line between creation and destruction.
Trigger warning: simulated physical and gun violence, discussion of mental illness, domestic abuse, sexual assault, police brutality, and bullying.
The theater department’s upcoming production of “RAGE,” which addresses gun violence in schools, was the topic of a panel discussion February 12 exploring the reasons behind its decision to take on a subject that can spark controversy.