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“The Shot,” starring Sharon Lawrence

July 9, 2023 @ 2:00 pm

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One event on July 9, 2023 at 2:00 pm

Whidbey Island Center for the Arts, Langley           —

The Shot stars Emmy nominee and Broadway alum Sharon Lawrence (Cabaret, Fiddler on the Roof). Written by Robin Gerber, Michelle Joyner will direct the production.

Inspired by the story of former Washington Post publisher Katharine Graham, this fictional work looks at her life, including her experiences of domestic abuse at the hands of her cruel husband who inherited the newspaper from Katharine’s father. Graham became a force in politics, winning a Pulitzer Prize for revealing the Pentagon Papers, uncovering Nixon’s abuse of power and crimes in the Watergate scandal, as well as becoming the first female CEO of a Fortune 500 company.

Tickets available:
WICA Star: $45
Standard: $30
by request to box office: $20

“The Shot is a story for this moment,” said Gerber in a statement. “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.”

Gerber herself worked in politics in Washington, D.C., and brings that to bear on her writing. The Shot was first presented to the public via a reading in Los Angeles in March 2020, which was shut down due to COVID-19. Since then, the script has been produced as a digital reading, received a developmental workshop in October 2021, premiered at Great Barrington Public Theatre and was part of the 2022 United Solo Festival.

Robin Gerber’s play The Shot, directed by Michelle Joyner, was the hot ticket as part of the 2022 United Solo Festival in New York City; winning the Audience Choice award.  The Shot, starring multi-award-winning actress Sharon Lawrence begins performances on July 7th at Whidbey Island Center for the Arts (565 Camano Avenue, Langley, and will have audience talkbacks after every performance.

More information and tickets available at wicaonline.org.


July 9, 2023
2:00 pm