Seven years ago, David Barker and his family had a brush with death at the hands of someone who was supposed to love them.
On an errand with his sister and neice to pick up asthma medication at their home, the ASU theatre professor’s brother-in-law, a brain surgeon, attacked Barker. When the grappling stopped, “Dr. Jack” came at them again — with a gun. He opened fire, shooting Barker’s sister — Dr. Jack’s own wife — in the chest.
These traumatic events unfold in “Dodging Bullets,” Barker’s critically acclaimed one-man show about the ordeal.
The award-winning actor from Tempe plays 10 characters in the work, which has been called “captivating and intense,” “powerful and entertaining” and a tour de force. Even clergy tip their hat to “Dodging Bullets” for the way it answers tragedy with redemption.
DETAILS >> 7 p.m. Wednesday. Chandler-Gilbert Community College Performing Arts Center, 2626 E. Pecos Road, Chandler. Free. Play includes mature themes and may not be appropriate for all audiences. (480) 726-4051 or www.cgc.maricopa.edu