Ripe Frenzy is set in a small town in upstate New York, where the high school is famous for having done the most productions of Our Town of any school, ever. On opening night of the school's 40th production, a student opens fire with an AR-15. Time is slippery as the play submerges us in the before, during, and after of the shooting, using Our Town as a framework to examine what has become our new American norm. Told from the perspective of the mothers of the town, the play questions our own culpability in the perpetuation of mass shootings in our country.

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Note: This production deals with sensitive subject matter and contains explicit references to acts of gun violence in addition to explicit language, sexual innuendo, projections of dead animals, and loud sound. This show may not be suitable for young children, parental discretion is advised.


  • Occurs Thursday, December 12th, 2019 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
  • Occurs Friday, December 13th, 2019 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
  • Occurs Saturday, December 14th, 2019 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
  • Occurs Saturday, December 14th, 2019 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
  • Occurs Sunday, December 15th, 2019 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm


Alexander Stage, Harper Joy Theatre, Whitman College

345 Boyer Ave
Walla Walla, WA 99362