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"a vibrant new piece of theatre that is relevant, accessible, and consistently thrilling… Tracy has created a rollicking, walloping epic about the evil and stupidity of war." - George Heymont, myculturallandscape.blogspot.com

"damned good theater" - Robert Hurwitt, The San Francisco Chronicle

"Shotgun Players' newest production, part one of "The Salt Plays," entitled "In the Wound," is a theatrical accomplishment: The company has aptly chosen John Hinkel Park's outdoor amphitheater to perform the Greek tragedy, filling the venue with an extensive, energetic and talented ensemble cast" - Jennafer McCabe, The Daily Californian

"committed performances and a strong sense of ensemble" - Chloe Veltman, liesliketruth

"exciting and fearful… good raw theatre" - John A. McMullen II, The Berkeley Daily Planet

"[Tracy's] imagination is so rich -- and so clearly articulated -- that he manages to make Homer's epic understandable to a modern audience that, like the ancient Greeks, has grown tired of constantly being at war. Tracy's wry, sarcastic writing also contains some golden comic moments." - George Heymont, The Huffington Post

"impressively staged… delivered with panache" - Robert Avila, The San Francisco Bay Guardian

"It’s a dazzlingly dynamic, highly stylized staging of a lyrical, tragic, funny, challenging, fragmented, and fresh take on the well-worn ground of the battlefields of Ilium." - Sam Hurwitt, The Idiolect

"the battle scenes are quite thrilling ... relieved by beautiful moments ... Shotgun is doing an inspired service updating classics" - Nathaniel Eaton, SF Weekly

For Your Calendar

Put this info in your calendar so you'll know when to come see us!

Shotgun Players presents
The Salt Plays: In the Wound

August 21 - October 3, 2010
Saturdays and Sundays and a
special Labor Day performance at 3pm
John Hinkel Park, Berkeley

In the Wound runs about 2.5 hours with an intermission.

Find out more and get tix

What do we have in store for you this summer? Check out this interview with Patrick Dooley & Jon Tracy in The San Francisco Chronicle to find out!


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