29 min

'Mrs. Clements, Your Legs Are Shaking' Gun Play

    • Documentary

Their interviews done, the actors get down to shaping and staging their new play, Babel . But repeatedly rehearsing real-life traumas is wearing them down. The sold-out crowds applaud them. But — is Babel “fair”? Can the actors even be objective — after parents told them, in person, how their own children were shot to death? Finally, several Black students offer their sobering view of gun violence.

Their interviews done, the actors get down to shaping and staging their new play, Babel . But repeatedly rehearsing real-life traumas is wearing them down. The sold-out crowds applaud them. But — is Babel “fair”? Can the actors even be objective — after parents told them, in person, how their own children were shot to death? Finally, several Black students offer their sobering view of gun violence.

29 min

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