Notable playwrights pen works on gun control for Saturday reading

January 25, 2013
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Days after the details of the new, proposed assault weapons ban were unveiled, members of the D.C. and national theatrical community will come together for a reading of plays about guns and mass shootings.

The free reading at 5 p.m. Saturday will follow Theater J's "Boged (Traitor): An Enemy of the People" at Georgetown's Gonda Theatre. To be read: 15 short, new plays by notable playwrights including Tony Award-nominee Neil LaBute ("Reasons to be Pretty") and OBIE winner Caridad Svich, whose "House of Spirits" will be opening at the Gala Hispanic Theatre on Feb. 7.

Svich, one of the organizers, is no stranger to political theater. Her organization, NoPassport, arranged a series of readings in response to the Deepwater Horizon incident, and on the topic of veterans returning from the war in Afghanistan.

Maura Judkis covers culture, food, and the arts for the Weekend section and Going Out Guide.
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