“Trigger Happy” shows him to be a formidable social critic as well as an able dramatist, even as he takes a look at the murky ethics of academia.
- The Kansas City Star
A House Divided
Genre: comedy, dark comedy, drama, political
Keyword: political correctness, academia, college, black lives matter, Muslim, white privilege, feminism, trigger warning, safe rooms, hate speech
Synopsis: The battle over political correctness in academia has reached the boiling point. Two professors, one liberal, the other conservative, plead their cases to each other in hopes of saving their careers, and their friendship. TRIGGER HAPPY represents a slice of the millennial revolution and the enforcement of a debatable set of guidelines that have thrust these topics into the national spotlight. TRIGGER HAPPY presents the debate with each side equally represented. From Transgender Issues to Racism - Trigger Warnings to Feminism - Xenophobia to Safe Rooms, TRIGGER HAPPY confronts it all, as it begs "One Nation Divisible" to come together and debate.
Staged Reading: The Living Room Theatre - Kansas City, MO - 2017
World Premiere: The Living Room Theatre - Kansas City, MO - 2017
PREASURE-COOKER DEBATE IN SIMONIAN'S "TRIGGER HAPPY" AT THE LIVING ROOM
April 2, 2017 By ROBERT TRUSSELL Publication: K.C. Studio
Simonian used to perceived as the guy who wrote about assassins, hookers and drug dealers. That view, although understandable, failed to reflect the diversity of his plays or his ability to write odd, memorable characters. “Trigger Happy” shows him to be formidable social critic as well as an able dramatist, even as he takes a look at the murky ethics of academia. More
‘TRIGGER HAPPY’ TRIGGERS RIGHT, LEFT WING PHILOSOPHIES
April 07, 2017 By BOB EVANS Publication: K.C. Applauds
This piece finds two childhood friends who both landed in academia, but on opposite ends of the teeter-totter. One, Frank, becomes a bleeding heart liberal while the other, Jerry, remains nearly unchanged and unconcerned with changing American style and values. More