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97 Star Starred
Raven Theatre East Stage
6157 North Clark St. Chicago, IL 60660
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4.5 / 5 Rated by 40 members
Review from lois hobart

HUGELY powerful and uncomfortable portrayal of all-too-timely events. gripping in its intensity. unsettling to the max. really grabbed the realm of "theater". this production has not left my mind nor heart. thank you.

reviewed Mar 01 2008 report as inappropriate
Review from Norm Sloan

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

reviewed Mar 02 2008 report as inappropriate
Review from Jill S.

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

reviewed Mar 09 2008 report as inappropriate
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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

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