First Person Shooter

Rated 5.0

This emotionally charged, foulmouthed and politically incorrect play dismantles a school shooting with a thorough examination—and all hope of an easy explanation for such stomach-turning violence is lost. Who is responsible when children become killers? Why is “shooting” people in a video game considered entertaining? And how is it possible for parents to be unaware of what their children are doing to others? Capital Stage’s note-perfect production does justice to an uncomfortable and achingly familiar story.
Capital Stage, 8 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays, 7 p.m. Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays; $12-$24. Aboard the Delta King, 1000 Front Street; (916) 379-5051; Through November 2.