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  • 23 Aug 2014
  • 2:00 PM
  • Chicago Dramatists
by Resident Playwright DANA LYNN FORMBY

Directed by EMMI HILGER

Johnny is a practical man, with practical thoughts, and practical actions. It just so happens that he carries a gun with him practically everywhere he goes, making it seem that he is unpractical. Being arrested the umpteenth time for illegally packing heat, his family returns home to make him get rid of his guns. People don’t make Johnny do anything. Johnny is the one in control. As he draws a line between his guns and his family, Johnny finds that to keep control, sacrifices must be made.

DANA LYNN FORMBY’s plays have been produced, workshopped, or read by Pegasus, Mortar Theatre Company, Steep, PICT, Victory Gardens, WordBRIDGE, Florida Studio Theatre, The Alliance Theatre of Atlanta, The Kennedy Center, and New York Theatre Workshop. Her play UNTIL DEATH will be produced this season at Concordia College in association with Chicago Dramatists. Her play AMERICAN BEAUTY SHOP will be read this summer at Steppenwolf’s First Look Program. She is represented by The Robert A. Freedman Dramatic Agency in New York.

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