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Mo’olelo Stages Play About School Shootings
Thursday, May 21, 2009
GOOD BOYS is the story of two men, one black and one white, who meet eight years after a school shooting in which both their sons died, one a victim, the other the shooter. As the fathers search for understanding and viciously cast blame, they confront difficult questions about vengeance and responsibility. We'll talk with Mo'olelo's Artistic Director, an actor from the play, and psychologist Dr. Ken Druck.
Maureen Cavanaugh: An act of violence casts a long shadow. It can darken the lives of the innocent as well as the guilty. A drama opening at the La Jolla Playhouse tonight explores the process of grief, guilt, blame and survival that follows a great tragedy. It is the tale of two fathers, one black and one white, whose lives are joined by one terrible shooting - a shooting that left both of their sons dead. But one of those sons was a victim, and the other pulled the trigger. The play is called GOOD BOYS and it's being presented by the Mo'olelo Performing Arts Company.
Seema Sueko is the Artistic Director at Mo'olelo Performing Arts Company. She is directing GOOD BOYS.
Robert Barry Fleming is an actor in GOOD BOYS, playing the role of Thomas Thurman, the father of one of the victims of the school shooting.
Dr. Ken Druck is a psychologist and the founder of the Jenna Druck Foundation. He consulted on the production of GOOD BOYS.
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