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It’s the week after the Columbine shootings and Chad Squier is subbing at his former high school amidst threats of a copycat attack. Once the state wrestling champ and big man on campus, Chad is now adrift in his twenties, living at home, and carrying the guilt of a suicide that happened his senior year. After learning that most of the teachers have stayed home and the rest of them might be armed (the result of a “hush-hush” district meeting), Chad tries to make it through the day unscathed. With the help of his best friend Dave, a drug-dealing janitor, and a new sub named Susan, Chad must face his anger at a mentor who betrayed him, as well as his troubling admiration for the Columbine shooters. 

 

4m, 3w, 90 min

 

Development History:

Playwrights Center, Minneapolis, 2013

Semi-Finalist, Eugene O'Neill Theatre Center, 2014

Staged Reading, Wordsmyth Theatre (Houston), March 2014 

 

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