Mount Vernon Nazarene University: Life Changing

MVNU Theatre Presents Bang Bang You're Dead

flame_largeFeb. 3, 2017

MOUNT VERNON, Ohio —Mount Vernon Nazarene University's theatre program, MVNU Theatre, presents the drama Bang Bang You're Dead, written by William Mastrosimone and directed by MVNU alumnus Nicholas DeWalt ('16). This play was written with the help of students from the Spanish River Drama Department in the wake of three devastating school shootings and was meant to bring awareness to the issues surrounding such events. The play premiered at Thurston High School in Springfield, Oregon — one of three schools that had experienced a shooting upon which the play was based. It was performed over 15,000 times in the first three years after its publication.

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Performances will be on Thursday, Feb. 16; Friday, Feb. 17; and Saturday, Feb. 18. All performances begin at 7 p.m. in Thorne Performance Hall inside the R.R. Hodges Chapel on the campus of MVNU. All tickets are $5 and may be purchased online at, by phone at 740-397-9000 ext. 1620, or at the box office beginning one hour prior to show time. Seating opens approximately 30 minutes prior to show time. Due to sensitive subject matter, this play is recommended for ages 13 and up. Please note that this play contains loud noises, including gunshots.

Mount Vernon Nazarene University is a private, four-year, intentionally Christian teaching university for traditional age students, graduate students and working adults. With a 327-acre main campus in Mount Vernon, Ohio, and several convenient Graduate and Professional Studies locations throughout the state, MVNU emphasizes academic excellence, spiritual growth and service to community and church. MVNU offers an affordable education to more than 2,200 students from 28 states and 17 countries/U.S. territories.

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