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Raven Theatre East Stage
6157 North Clark St. Chicago, IL 60660
773-338-2177
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56 reviews
12 stars
attended Mar 02 2008

An astonishingly powerful experience,the strongest theater experience
I've had in a long time,entirely driven by its subject which the excellent
cast,director and 2 playwrights have internalized and have found
the way to present very tough...continued

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30 reviews
17 stars
attended Feb 16 2008

Interesting refresher course on the Columbine massacre, including the events which alienated the 2 shooters.

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29 reviews
29 stars
attended Mar 09 2008

Incredibly powerful, innovative, and timely. This production was superb!

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Description

Artists with the United States Theatre Project conducted exhaustive interviews and research in order to create this two-part piece that first sets up a fictional but realistic world of adolescence that could be anywhere in America, and then morphs into the factual events leading directly to the school shootings at Columbine. Ultimately, Columbinus asks more than just “Why?”, but perhaps more importantly, “Why do people treat each other the way we do?” Reminiscent of Moisés Kaufman and the Tectonic Theater Project’s The Laramie Project, Columbinus is a fascinating and heartbreaking examination of human behavior.

By the United States Theatre Project, written by Stephen Karam and PJ Paparelli

Directed by Greg Kolack

About the Ticket Supplier: Raven Theatre

Raven Theatre’s mission is to establish itself as an important voice in regional theater, focusing on American classics, as well as new and lesser-known projects that shed light on the “American Experience.” The company’s mission is realized by uniting an ensemble of Chicago-based theater artists from diverse disciplines who work together with the goal of maintaining a high standard of artistic excellence with programming easily accessible to patrons of all ages and socio-economic backgrounds, and thereby enriching our community’s cultural life. Vigorously fresh revivals of masterpieces by great playwrights such as Miller, Williams, Saroyan and Mamet introduce new audiences to established classics, while original and lesser-known works give voice to the next generation of playwrights. Through Raven’s Children’s Theatre Program, the company seeks to present a wide range of theatrical education and entertainment options applicable across a broad academic spectrum.