Natural Shocks, Starring Pascale Armand, Opens Off-Broadway November 8 | Playbill

Off-Broadway News Natural Shocks, Starring Pascale Armand, Opens Off-Broadway November 8
The Tony nominee performs Lauren Gunderson's solo play, directed by May Adrales, at WP Theater.
Pascale Armand
Pascale Armand Joan Marcus

WP Theater celebrates the official opening of Lauren Gunderson's Natural Shocks November 8. The darkly comic solo show stars Tony nominee and Obie winner Pascale Armand (Eclipsed, The Trip to Bountiful, Relevance) in a world-premiere production directed by May Adrales ( Vietgone).


In Natural Shocks, a woman is trapped in her basement as a tornado approaches. There, she spills over into confession, regret, long-held secrets, and giddy new love. But as the storm approaches, she becomes less and less sure where safety lies and how best to defy the danger that awaits.

Performances of Natural Shocks began October 28 and are scheduled to run through November 25.

Gunderson is a two-time winner of the Steinberg/ATCA New Play Award, the winner of the Lanford Wilson Award and the Otis Guernsey New Voices Award, and a finalist for the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize. Her plays include Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley, which she co-wrote with Margot Melcon; I and You; Exit Pursued By A Bear; The Taming; Toil And Trouble; The Revolutionists; The Book of Will; Silent Sky; Bauer; and Emilie.

Production Photos: Natural Shocks at WP Theater

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