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Water. Gun. Argument.

Water. Gun. Argument.

by Alan Haehnel

An argument is a lie you choose to believe and defend.

Every year the students of Ratherford High participate in a squirt gun competition called Assassin. There are rounds, rules and judges.

It’s the oldest game in the world, right? Kids trying to shoot at each other with play guns? It’s become a national phenomenon, so what’s the harm?

If there was an actual school shooting, of course they’d stop playing. And a squirt gun would never be mistaken for a real gun, right? An argument is a lie you choose to believe and defend. A thought provoking and powerful piece in a docu-theatre style.

Drama Issue-Based
About 40 minutes
Times given are approximate and do not include intermissions/scene changes/breaks
49 Characters
4 M | 8 F | 37 Any Gender, Using doubling, the play could be performed with as few as 18 actors
Simple set
30 pages

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