Columbinus: A Play Based on the School Tragedy at Columbine
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The last date listed for Columbinus was Saturday March 15, 2008 / 8:00pm.
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Some 65 years after it was first produced, Arthur Miller's American tragedy about the Keller family -- entrepreneur father, devoted mother, war-hero sons -- and their fall from grace still grips audiences. Set immediately following World War II, the play tells the story of one day and a night in which past secrets surface and threaten to shake the entire Keller clan to its core. This deeply engaging tale of morality and consciousness explores the bonds of family and social responsibility as two very different generations seek to heal and rebuild. Inspired by a true story, All My Sons won two Tony Awards and the New York Drama Critics' Circle Award for the Best American Play of 1947. This intense drama, which raises questions of morality and the limits of family ties, opens Raven's 2014-2015 season. Learn More
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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
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