I Want to Destroy You, is presented by Theatre Vertigo, Thursday through Sundays through February 20 at Shoebox Theater, 2110 SE 10th Ave.

photo by Gary Norman

photo by Gary Norman

The story was inspired by the career of conceptual artist Chris Burden. Harold is an artist who once got famous having a friend shoot him in the arm in a gallery.
Today, with a house, responsibility, a child, and a tenure-track teaching job, Who is he to tell a student not to bring a gun to class?
Troubling questions about ethics, education, class, meaning, violence, middle age, and …roofing are explored.
Tickets at theatrevertigo.org. 503.306.0870.