Play Leaves an Impression (video)
were invited to attend special performances of an unusual
Creative Theater presented five performances of the play "Bang Bang You're Dead" at Amity High
School last week.
The Jaime Hulley
Arts Foundation presented Amity with a $1,000 grant to cover the set
High School and
Middle School students were invited to see free performances during the school
day, and one public performance took place on Friday, Dec.
Each show was
followed by a casual question and answer period, during which the audience was
welcome to ask any question that came to mind.
The play is
loosely based on the true story of Kip Kinkel, a 15-year-old student who
murdered his parents, then brought several guns to school the following day and
shot a teacher and 11 students.
Kinkel was a
tormented soul who reportedly heard voices in his head, was schitzophrenic and
was obsessed with guns.
The gunplay is
implied, but no weapons are ever seen on stage.
Patch presents a video of the question and answer session, which was very
performance was free of charge, but audience members were asked to donate money
for a good cause in lieu of a ticket. All proceeds from the play go to the Petit
The Petit Family
Foundation was started to honor Jennifer Hawke, Haley, and Michaela Petit, the
victims of the 2007 Cheshire Home Invasion.
Kennedy said more than $500 was raised for the cause.