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Clowns with Guns (A Vaudeville)

Recommended for High Schools

Clowns with Guns (A Vaudeville)

by Christopher Evans

The question everyone’s asking is “Am I walking out alive today?”

 About 25 minutes

Times given are approximate and do not include intermissions/scene changes/breaks


 16
16 Any Gender


Simple set


 22 pages

Black Comedy Issue-Based

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Step right up! Step right up! It’s the SCHOOL-SHOOT-O-RAMA! And the question everyone’s asking is “Am I walking out alive today?”

Clowns with Guns takes a theatrical and absurd look at the repeated and seemingly endless cycle of school violence. It happens, everyone is terribly upset, things continue on as normal, it happens again.

This story is mean. There are guns. The play puts school shooting violence out in the open and forces all of us to do the same. Read the play with this knowledge.


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