MVC Division of Fine Arts to Present “The Gun Show”

September 6, 2019
Missouri Valley College

The Missouri Valley College Division of Fine Arts will present The Gun Show September 26-28 at 7:30 p.m. nightly in the Eckilson-Mabee Theatre on the MVC campus. This play contains adult language and themes.

On the opening night of the show the production playwright E.M. Lewis will be doing a Skype interview/talk. It will be held at 5:00 p.m. on September 26 in the Eckilson-Mabee Theatre. This interview/talk is free and open to the public.

The Gun Show was written by award-winning playwright E. M. Lewis and tells the story of America’s relationship with guns through the lens of her own personal experiences. From a farming community in rural Oregon to Los Angeles and New York, Lewis  shares her perspective and true stories with honesty and humor. The Gun Show leans neither left or right and jumps into the middle of the gun control debate asking, “Can we have a conversation about this?” 

E.M. Lewis is a playwright, librettist and teacher of playwriting. Her plays have been produced around the world, and published by Samuel French. She is a resident artist in American Lyric Theater’s Composer Librettist Development Program and a proud member of the Dramatists Guild.

“This play cuts down the middle of the gun debate and challenges us to think and discuss the issue in meaningful ways,” said Harold Hynick, professor of theatre. “This highly personal theatrical experience will touch audiences emotionally and challenge them intellectually.”

Tickets for the performance are $5 for adults and free for those under 18 or those with an MVC ID. For more  information about this production, please contact Harold Hynick at


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