“Office Hour” is on stage now through May 26, 2019 in West Seattle’s ArtsWest. This show is 90 minutes with no intermission.
About the show (in their own words):
Alarmed by his grisly writings, a professor invites a troubled student to her office to shed light on – and build a bridge across – the dark clouds that surround him. As the clock ticks down and tensions rise, she learns that notions of “good” and “bad” are dangerous illusions. A stirring call for empathy and a bold experiment in form, this searing play tackles thorny issues of gun violence, immigration, and “the other” to reveal our essential, human need for connection.
Content note: Office Hour features realistic, non-firing prop guns, loud recorded gun shots, and depictions of violence.
Read Brendan Kiley’s Seattle Times article “Chekhov’s gun control: Seattle directors wrestle with staging violence in the age of mass shootings” here.
Credits: L-R – Christian Quinto (Dennis) and Naho Shioya (Gina). Photo by John McLellan.