Title

Catholic Girl Gun Club

Roles

Nicholas Newell, Directing

Performance Type

Theatrical Production

Performance Subtype

Directing

Performance Date

6-2015

Abstract

“Catholic Girl Gun Club” takes place in a Kansas military town in 1926, where head nun Sister Perpetua drills the local Catholic schoolgirls in rifle routines, shaping them into expert marksmen to defend their town from a Russian invasion, which the paranoid Perpetua believes is imminent. The girls, however, are not quite convinced on the subject of the Communist threat, and they start to question their teachings. Partly a coming-of-age story, the show tackles several different issues, including feminism, gender roles and challenges veterans face as they reintegrate into civilian life.

Comments

Summer Theatre, Playwright Stacia Saint Owens traveled from London, England to be in residence for the production

Sponsor/Institution/Organization

Georgia Southern University Theatre

Place of Performance

Statesboro, GA

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