NCTC Drama to present virtual performance

Thom Talbott | Aug 19, 2020

NCTC Drama will present Lauren Gunderson’s Natural Shocks as a virtual presentation on August 28, 29, & 30 at 7:30 pm. Natural Shocks is a one-woman tour-de-force play that bursts to life when we meet a woman waiting out an imminent tornado in her basement.  Trapped there, she spills over into confession, regret, long-held secrets, and giddy new love. But as the storm approaches, she becomes less and less sure where safety lies — and how best to defy the danger that awaits.  

The play is part confessional, part stand up, and part reckoning, but NCTC Drama warns that this play is for mature audiences.  

Starring in the one woman show as Angela is Eryka Kitundu. The production is directed by Missy Embrey, NCTC Drama Technical Director and Drama Instructor. When asked about what attracted her to the production, Missy had this to say, “I felt a pull to this show in particular because it is a story that is relatable, on some level, to every woman I've ever met. The subject matter in this woman's story is something that binds all women together, and it needs to be told.”

For Fall 2020, NCTC Drama will be going with the mantra that “The Show Must Go On” and is presenting all their productions as virtual productions. Tickets are$10.00 for Adults, $5.00 for NCTC Faculty and Staff and Free for NCTC Students. In order to get the Free or discounted tickets you must sign up at with your NCTC email. All tickets will be available through You will receive a link to the play on the day of the performance.

After each performance the production team will host a talk back to discuss aspects of the play and some of the domestic issues that are highlighted in this play.

Director Missy Embrey (left) and actress Eryka Kitundu (right) rehearse for NCTC Drama’s virtual production of Natural Shocks.