The Lida Project Takes Aim With Happiness Is a Warm Gun

In the debate over gun safety, regulation and ownership, people keep firing off their partisan politics without giving the conversation a whole lot of thought. The LIDA Project wants to change that, says Tommy Sheridan, director of the troupe's latest production, Happiness in Warm Gun, a six-part series of abstract plays examining issues of mental health, domestic violence and gun ownership. Instead of asking patrons to come to the theater, though, Sheridan is asking people to sponsor salon-style shows in living rooms throughout the Denver metro area.

The shows will run Friday, October 10 through December 13, when the series will culminate in a performance of all six plays at work|space at The Laundry. In advance of the two-month run, Westword spoke with Sheridan about the plays, the salon style performances and gun issues. See also: Shana Cordon Is Dancing With Demons This Weekend

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Kyle Harris has been Westword’s Culture Editor since 2016, writing about the arts, music and film.
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