BY JIRÉH BREON HOLDER
DIRECTED BY YAGIL ELIRAZ
Following a shooting at a local movie theatre, an attorney, an executive, a surgeon, and a student must cope with the startling realization that few degrees of separation stand between each one of them and the gunman. A response to the 2012 massacre in Aurora, Colorado, The Rules examines the aftermath of a traumatic event from the perspective of its secondary victims and exposes the necessary fiction of action and consequence that underlies the notion of justice. If civic life is an agreed-upon game, a construct, what’s at stake in winning? And what does it mean to lose?