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Bang Bang

Bang Bang by Kat Sandler


by Kat Sandler

Lila is a Black former police officer whose career ended after she shot an unarmed Black youth. Her story is fictionalized by Tim, a white playwright whose play about the shooting takes liberties with the facts. Now there’s talk of a film, and Tim visits Lila to discuss. What unfolds is a raucous struggle on the subjects of responsibility and representation, framed by Kat Sandler’s trademark wit.

Show Times

Tuesday - Friday

4pm and 8:30pm



October 31, 2019

Run Time

Bang Bang runs for approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes, including a 15-minute intermission.

“A wildly entertaining night of theatre.”

— Mooney on Theatre

“Combines rip-roaring comedy with serious and thoughtful treatment of the issues.”

— Toronto Star


Kat Sandler: Playwright

Michael Ayres: Jackie
Eric Coates: Tony
Lucinda Davis: Karen
Cassandre Mentor: Lila
Phillip Merriman: Tim


Jennifer Goodman: Set Designer
Chantal Hayman: Stage Manager
Vanessa Imeson: Costume Designer
John Koensgen: Fight Director
Jane Vanstone Osborn: Assistant Stage Manager
Emilio Sebastiao: Lighting Designer
Angela Schleihauf: Sound Designer
Bronwyn Steinberg: Director

Stages & Pages

The Ottawa Public Library and GCTC have come together in a special partnership to help you explore the themes and topics raised in each play during GCTC’s 2019-2020 season.

OPL’s Readers’ Advisory staff have read the scripts for each of the plays, and recommended resources to further the exploration of their themes. The resources will only add to the experience of seeing the show, and can be explored before or after being part of the audience. 


The Prologue Series continues to bring exciting discussions and unique experiences to GCTC that take us into the creative process of the plays on our stage.

Bang Bang’s Prologue Series event takes place on October 23, 2019 at 6:45pm and features a panel discussion with Director Bronwyn Steinberg, Sound Designer and Composer Angela Schleihauf and Set Designer Jennifer Goodman. Space is limited so be sure to RSVP soon!

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Want to see this show?

Earlier Event: September 12
Prismatic Arts Festival
Later Event: November 26
Cottagers and Indians