Ripe Frenzy is set in a small town in upstate New York, where the high school is famous for having done the most productions of Our Town of any school, ever. On opening night of the school’s 40th production, a student opens fires with an AR-15. Time is slippery as the play submerges us in the before, during and after of the shooting, using Our Town as a framework to examine what has become our new American norm. Told from the perspective of the mothers of the town, the play questions our own culpability in the perpetuation of mass shootings in our country.
Thursday, December 12 at 8:00 pm
Friday, December 13 at 8:00 pm
Saturday, December 14 at 8:00 pm
Sunday, December 15 at 2:00 pm
Harper Joy Theatre, Alexander Stage
41 S Park, Walla Walla, WA