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The Shot

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Center Stage Theater &
Spark Theatrical

present

The Shot

starring Sharon Lawrence

A workshop production
of a new play by Robin Gerber
Directed by Michelle Joyner
Produced by Spark Theatrical

Before she became publisher of The Washington Post newspaper, Katharine Graham hid a terrifying secret. THE SHOT, steeped in history and politics, explores the surprising, devastating intricacies of resilience and love.

A Note from the Playwright, Robin Gerber . . .

The Shot grew from a nagging thought after I published a biography of Katharine Graham. I had interpreted the transformational moment of her husband's violent death as setting her free from his abuse. After that terrible event, she took over the newspaper and had a storied career as publisher. But the depth of our despair determines how much we struggle to recover, if we ever do. Had I been too glib about Katharine's emotional life after Phil's death? Many interviews with women who had lived through intimate partner violence, reading accounts of their suffering and studying the issue led me to realize how wrong I had been about the arc of Katharine's emergence as publisher. The Shot explores her joys and inner conflicts, her fear, confusion, remarkable determination and deep faith in love and duty. In all of these ways she is a composite of others who have endured, or are still enduring, domestic violence. I hope this play expands our understanding of those who are still suffering, and helps to end this scourge. 

FUNDRAISING MATCH JUST ANNOUNCED: In recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, a generous donor has offered to match all donations up to $10,000! Patron and Sponsor level tickets, and all donations made with ticket purchases will be matched 100%!  Proceeds from the production will benefit Center Stage Theater and Domestic Violence Solutions.

Friday October 22, 7:30 pm
Saturday October 23, 7:30 pm
Sunday October 24, 2:00 pm

General $25, Student w/id $20
Patron $50 (includes donation)
Sponsor $250 (includes 2 performance tickets and donation)

 

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4.96 / 5.00 based on 24 reviews

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   The play. The gorgeous, nuanced performance by Sharon Lawrence. Michelle Joyner's deft directing. 5 Stars all. I felt two things - that I was indeed in the midst of an intimate conversation with Katherine Graham, and that I was watching a Tony winning performance. All so good. I'll be back. Warmly, Wendy Hammers Actress/Producer, Tasty Words Productions

Nov 06, 2021
by: Wendy Hammers

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   Sharon Lawrence lets us feel what it's like to walk in the world of an emotionally and physically abused woman. No matter her wealth or social stature, Katherine Graham had no defense against a husband who professed love and adoration one moment but treated her with violence and public contempt the next. Ms Lawrence gives a mesmerizing performance.

Oct 25, 2021
by: Meredith Baxter

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Oct 25, 2021
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Oct 25, 2021
by: Corrina Wright

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Oct 25, 2021
by: Diane Phillips

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Oct 25, 2021
by: Kathy MARDEN

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   Wow! The play was gripping and intense, the acting superb. The nature of the subject requires showing a broad range of emotion and nuance. I look forward to its receiving wide distribution.

Oct 25, 2021
by: Andrew GLICK

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   Theater was cold That is my only crit

Oct 25, 2021
by: Nina Toumanoff

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Oct 25, 2021
by: Robin Gerber

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   Excellent production. Fantastic acting. Brilliantly written. Thank you for presenting this production

Oct 25, 2021
by: Deirdre Daly

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Oct 24, 2021
by: Mona Rose

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Oct 24, 2021
by: Jonathan Lambert

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   What a beautifully written, impactful piece! Sharon Lawrence was remarkable - a perfect blend of vulnerable and stoic, performed flawlessly.

Oct 24, 2021
by: Cami Helmuth

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Oct 24, 2021
by: Bruce W Stark

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   An outstanding evening of theater!! Excellent production values and Sharon’s Katherine, was hurtful,fearful,loving,confused and determined. Flawlessly portrayed. ! Thank you for presenting. It. Joan Kemper

Oct 24, 2021
by: Joan Kemper

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   Very well acted.

Oct 23, 2021
by: Robin Schievink

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   Powerful.

Oct 23, 2021
by: Verified consumer

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   A stunning performance of a beautifully written play. I gained so much insight into not only Katherine Graham, but also what it meant and means to be an abused woman - regardless of one’s circumstances. An invigorating evening at the theatre.

Oct 23, 2021
by: Gillian McManus

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Oct 23, 2021
by: Jil Hunter

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Oct 23, 2021
by: Steve Gerber

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Oct 23, 2021
by: Anson Williams

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Oct 23, 2021
by: Chris Landon

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Oct 23, 2021
by: Susan Powell

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Oct 23, 2021
by: Gail Teton-Landis
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