ArtsWest award-winning “Office Hour” addresses gun violence, immigration and more. Now through May 26.

“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.

ArtsWest presents Office Hour

Credits: L-R – Christian Quinto (Dennis) and Naho Shioya (Gina). Photo by John McLellan.

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