26 Pebbles (Inspired by Sandy Hook Elementary School)
The Presbyterian Church of Chestnut Hill
Saturday, November 4
6:00 pm Reception, 7:30 pm Performance
Free-will donation will be accepted for Heeding God’s Call to End Gun Violence.
26 Pebbles was written by New York actor Eric Ulloa in response to the unthinkable deaths by gun violence of 20 children and six adults at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. Ulloa found himself so consumed by this tragedy that he went to Newtown to speak with residents of the town about what life was like there both before and after that life-changing morning. Six members of the church’s congregation will portray 21 residents of Newtown, all of whom were profoundly affected by the shootings and their aftermath. This moving and deeply personal play explores the themes of family, community and what it is like to be thrust tragically into the spotlight. The reading will take place at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, November 4.