SHARDS – THE AFTERMATH OF VIOLENCE
Eight actors, 4 male, 4 female, play multiple characters, for a total of 36 roles…
It’s a rainy Monday morning in a noisy high school hallway. Four teenagers are venting about classes, parents, and the opposite sex when another teen opens fire and adolescent angst turns to tragedy. Frantic parents face their worst nightmare, while the shooter’s parents walk into a different kind of horror. Their son has killed four kids and they don’t know why.
The families of the slain students sue in civil court. They name, as defendants, not only the gunman, but also his parents, his teachers, the principal, his friends, and the entertainment companies that produced the movies he watched and the games he played.
But ultimately, the case against all, save one, is thrown out. The shooter alone is deemed culpable. And in the end, the parents of the dead kids are left with only memories and the harsh realization that no one truly understands what they lost that rainy Monday morning in a high school hallway.