Performed: - 312 West 36th Street, NYC, Aug 09, 2022
On a sunny weekday afternoon, Jim Bender sees a teenage boy lurch towards the entrance of the local high school, two shotguns beneath a trench coat. In a moment’s decision Jim brandishes his own firearm, stopping a shooter-massacre before it happens. Jim Bender is a hero. But as more of the story comes to light, this truth becomes a lot less clear-and that is not what people need it to be.
Are today’s shooter-massacres the result of a destabilized male identity? What does it mean to “be a man” today?
Jim: Ean Sheehy*
Troy: James Armstrong*
Ben-David: Michael Gnat*
Alan: CK Allen
Theresa: Annemarie Hagenaars
Gavin: Adam Perabo
Various Voices & Stage Directions: Anne Fizzard*
* courtesy of AEA