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Out Of Hand Theater Tackles Gun Violence In New Production, ‘Conceal And Carry’

Out of Hand Theater's world premiere of "Conceal and Carry" will be shown Sept. 6 through Nov. 23.
Out of Hand Theater's world premiere of "Conceal and Carry" will be shown Sept. 6 through Nov. 23.
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So far the number of mass shootings across America has outpaced the number of days this year.

After each horrific incident, the same debate is brought up: What should we do about gun control? Out of Hand Theater’s newest show “Conceal and Carry” tackles the issue through the eyes of a liberal gun owner.

Actor Lee Osorio and sound designer/composer Haddon Kime joined Lois Reitzes in studio to talk about this intense one-man performance.

This is Sean Christopher Lewis’s world premiere of “Conceal and Carry.” The setting is in a car with a playwright/narrator and father, who had just lost his son to a school shooting.

As the two are driving around Connecticut, the father tells his story about what he wish he could’ve done to have saved his son.

“Rob, the father, becomes a liberal gun owner once his son is shot and killed. After most mass shootings, there is almost always a spike in gun sales across the nation. In this story, Rob is one of the people who purchase a gun because he can’t forgive himself for not being able to protect his son,” Osorio said.

The show will be in a neighborhood near you starting Sept. 6 through Nov. 23.