Play about Dallas Police ambush opens on 1-year anniversary

Posted on 06 Jul 2017 at 10:02am

It’s been nearly a year since a home-grown terrorist started shooting sniper-style at Dallas Police officers and civilians during a peaceful protest march in Downtown, killing five and wounding nine. Within months following the ambush, a group of teenagers took it upon themselves to interview some of the survivors, the on-call trauma surgeon and others about their experiences, and turned it into a play, called Shots Fired, which reflected on the state of race relations.

Starting tomorrow — July 7, the one-year anniversary of the ambush — Cry Havoc Theater Co. and Kitchen Dog Theater will team up to present Shots Fired. The play will be performed July 7–8, and 12–15 at the Trinity River Arts Center (Kitchen Dog’s new home), starting at 8 p.m. (plus a 2 p.m. matinee on July 9). Prior to the July 13 performance, the troupes will present a panel discussion, including the head surgeon during the events, one of the civilians shot and the man wrongfully first identified as the suspect. The panel will start at 7 p.m. and is free to ticketholders. You can learn more at Kitchen Dog Theater’s website.

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