26 PEBBLES

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Reviews: 6

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Sun Jun 16, 12:00am

A Play by Eric Ulloa
Directed by Jules Aaron
Produced by David Hunt Stafford

This is 26 Pebbles: On December 14, 2012, Adam Lanza walked into Sandy Hook Elementary School and killed twenty-six innocent souls before taking his own life. These twenty-six innocent deaths, like pebbles thrown into a pond, created ripples and vibrations that were felt far beyond the initial rings. This is the story of those vibrations.
Similar in style to The Laramie Project, playwright Eric Ulloa conducted interviews with members of the community in Newtown and crafted them into an exploration of gun violence and a small town shaken by a horrific event.
Powerful…gripping…emotional…and yet, a much more uplifting night at the theatre than one might presume.

Runtime is 90 minutes with no intermission.
Starring:
Roslyn Cohn • Jean Kauffman • Jennifer Lee Laks
Joe Lorenzo • Michele Schultz • George Villas

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Reviews

Shari Barrett
"Written in much the same style as The Laramie Project by Moisés Kaufman where a small group of actors portray several characters sharing their experience of living through a tragic local event and its aftermath on the town, Ulloa's 26 PEBBLES does not just recount what happened on December 14, 2012, but is more about how the people of the Newtown community reached out to their neighbors to bond, cope and heal from that devastating tragedy in order to move forward with their lives to a more hopeful future."

sweet - Shari Barrett - Broadway World - ...read full review


Steven Stanley
"Though no one play can provide an answer to the epidemic of gun violence plaguing our country, Theatre 40's provocative, perceptive 26 Pebbles continues the conversation to powerful, thought-provoking effect."

sweet - Steven Stanley - Stage Scene LA - ...read full review


Carol Kaufman Segal
"Under the astute direction by Jules Aaron, these actors give a true touch to the characters they play."

sweet - Carol Segal - ...read full review


"Six actors play all of those roles in convincing fashion, switching from one impersonation to another with lightning speed and assurance. And thanks to Aaron's masterful direction, they move round the stage with choreographed precision and timing, weaving in and out of the multi-colored blocks that comprise the play's classroom-like setting (designed by Jeff G. Rack)... This is not a play for the faint-hearted. But those who watch it (sometimes through tear-filled eyes) will be rewarded by a renewed faith in the essential goodness and decency of the human race."

sweet - Willard Manus - Total Theater - ...read full review


"Very few plays have yet delved into this sensitive subject ( possibly, only “Come From Away,”) on Broadway, and director Jules Aaron and writer Eric Ulloa are to be commended on bringing this story to stage. ...the evidence is a stunning production, worthy of the fine work consistently emanating from Theatre 40. This show will certainly invoke the necessary discussion and dialogue that we in America need to have. See “26 Pebbles,” and be richly rewarded."

sweet - Bonnie Priever - ...read full review


"Along with the performing troupe is the people who made this production a visual treat... This showcase is indeed highly recommended."

sweet - Rich Borowy - Accessibly Live Off-Line - ...read full review


Shari Barrett
"Written in much the same style as The Laramie Project by Moisés Kaufman where a small group of actors portray several characters sharing their experience of living through a tragic local event and its aftermath on the town, Ulloa's 26 PEBBLES does not just recount what happened on December 14, 2012, but is more about how the people of the Newtown community reached out to their neighbors to bond, cope and heal from that devastating tragedy in order to move forward with their lives to a more hopeful future."

sweet - Shari Barrett - Broadway World - ...read full review


Steven Stanley
"Though no one play can provide an answer to the epidemic of gun violence plaguing our country, Theatre 40's provocative, perceptive 26 Pebbles continues the conversation to powerful, thought-provoking effect."

sweet - Steven Stanley - Stage Scene LA - ...read full review


Carol Kaufman Segal
"Under the astute direction by Jules Aaron, these actors give a true touch to the characters they play."

sweet - Carol Segal - ...read full review


"Six actors play all of those roles in convincing fashion, switching from one impersonation to another with lightning speed and assurance. And thanks to Aaron's masterful direction, they move round the stage with choreographed precision and timing, weaving in and out of the multi-colored blocks that comprise the play's classroom-like setting (designed by Jeff G. Rack)... This is not a play for the faint-hearted. But those who watch it (sometimes through tear-filled eyes) will be rewarded by a renewed faith in the essential goodness and decency of the human race."

sweet - Willard Manus - Total Theater - ...read full review


"Very few plays have yet delved into this sensitive subject ( possibly, only “Come From Away,”) on Broadway, and director Jules Aaron and writer Eric Ulloa are to be commended on bringing this story to stage. ...the evidence is a stunning production, worthy of the fine work consistently emanating from Theatre 40. This show will certainly invoke the necessary discussion and dialogue that we in America need to have. See “26 Pebbles,” and be richly rewarded."

sweet - Bonnie Priever - ...read full review


"Along with the performing troupe is the people who made this production a visual treat... This showcase is indeed highly recommended."

sweet - Rich Borowy - Accessibly Live Off-Line - ...read full review