CASEY: With ‘Code Red,’ American thespians take aim at gun violence

Dwayne Yancey, editorial page editor of The Roanoke Times, is one of a number of playwrights from around the country whose work is featured in Friday night’s production of “Code Red: Playwrights Against Gun Violence.” The blood was barely dry on the walls and floors of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, when a call went out to playwrights across America. Three days after the Feb. 14 school massacre, a dramatist in Oregon composed a Facebook message. It sought artistic contributions to a collective theater production about school shootings and firearms mayhem. The result is “Code Red: Playwrights Against Gun Violence.” Free and open to the public, the show makes its Old Dominion debut Friday night at Virginia Western Community College. Donations will be accepted to benefit Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America/Virginia, a grassroots anti-gun-violence group. The organizers’ goal is separate productions in all […]

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