About Natural Shocks
A darkly hilarious solo tour-de-force where an unnamed woman is forced into her basement when she finds herself in the path of a tornado. Trapped 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. Directed by the acclaimed May Adrales (Vietgone at Manhattan Theatre Club), Natural Shocks marks the highly-anticipated New York return of Lauren Gunderson, the most produced female playwright in America today.
In April of 2018, 107 theaters in 45 states, plus the District of Columbia, and 5,000 audience members came together nationwide to hear public readings of Natural Shocks, raising more that $50,000 for charities dedicated to addressing the issues of guns in America. WP is excited to continue this national conversation with the World Premiere of Natural Shocks.