"On December 14, 2012, Adam Lanza walked into Sandy Hook Elementary school and killed 26 innocent souls before taking his own life," press notes state. "These 26 innocent deaths, like pebbles thrown into a pond, created ripples and vibrations that were felt far beyond the initial rings. This is the story of those vibrations."
"Horrible things happen every day in our country, but there was something about this tragedy that grabbed a hold of me and wouldn't let go," Ulloa said in a statement. "It seemed that there was never a moment for the people of this community to grieve or to just talk out what they were feeling. I went up to Newtown just wanting to hear stories and to give people a chance to unload what they've been carrying with them, and what I discovered was that their stories are lessons that we all need to be learning from. I am honored to be the one to use their words to create an evening of powerful theatre."
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.