Starring Sharon Lawrence
October 28, 2022 @ 7:00pm
The Shot, starring Emmy-nominee Sharon Lawrence, is a work of fiction based on the story of former Washington Post publisher Katharine Graham and the part of her life that is hard to look at and understand. Before becoming publisher, Katharine was an abused wife, derided in public and beaten in private by her husband, who had inherited The Washington Post newspaper from Katharine’s father.
Critics say, “The Shot is an incredible achievement and unforgettable theatre.” Lawrence is fearless as she shows Katharine’s emotional roller-coaster, from the peak of joyful love and family life to the depths of despair. Katharine’s ultimate triumph is complicated by questions of love and duty that will surprise many who have not known intimate partner violence.
Playwright Robin Gerber: “The Shot is a story for this moment. If women can be abused with impunity, we can be paid less, denied opportunity and autonomy over our bodies. I hope The Shot empowers women who suffer intimate partner violence, and gives the rest of us a window into an abused woman’s soul.”
Writer: Robin Gerber
Director: Michelle Joyner
Producer: Center Stage Theater – Teri Ball Producer
Running Time: 64 min.