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"Columbinus"
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4.5 average rating
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583 events
66 reviews
39 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 stars
attended Mar 09 2008

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

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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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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 is committed to presenting the range of modern drama from Ibsen to the most current playwrights on the rise. Through a vigorous program of full productions and new play development, as well as a first class theatre education series Raven creates a powerful and welcoming environment in which artists hone their skills, young students gain valuable insights into theatre arts, and patrons experience high quality programming that is easily accessible to all.