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Natural Shocks, by Lauren Gunderson

Regional Premiere

Friends - because of the devastation of 
the tornado on March 2, we are canceling the remainder of the run of "Natural Shocks." The show will return to the Looby in May (May 1-17), but right now, it's just too close to home. We send our love, prayers and healing energy to all who were touched by this tragedy. Be well.

Inspired by the words of Hamlet's "To be or not to be" soliloquy, Lauren Gunderson’s Natural Shocks bursts to life when we meet Angela, who’s waiting out an approaching storm in her basement. She brims over with quirks, stories, and confessions. As the real danger grows imminent, she reveals a final secret that brings the reality of guns in America into sharp focus.

Brittany Nelson stars in TWTP's production of "Natural Shocks" by Lauren GundersonNatural Shocks stars Brittany Nelson, who first took on the role in a 2018 reading at Vanderbilt University Medical School, as part of a nationwide series of readings organized to commemorate the anniversary of the 1999 mass shooting at Columbine High School in Colorado. Brittany was featured in TWTP’s Secrets of a Soccer Mom (2010), and both productions of SISTAS: The Musical (2017, 2019).


“HAUNTING! [Angela] is warm and charming and the person with whom
you’d gladly wait out a storm with a bottle of wine and a game of Monopoly.” – Theater Mania

“Raises important points about the need to take action in times of crisis.” – DC Metro

Z. Alexander Looby Theater
2301 Rosa L Parks Blvd
Nashville 37228 
(set your GPS for the Looby branch of the Nashville Public Library - same building, same doors)


Join us after the show on Opening Night, for a reception – free refreshments, conversation and more!

Adults $20, Students & Seniors (60+) $15
All seats $10 on Thursday evenings



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