TheatreUNCA Presents “columbinus”
Tue, 11/05/2013 - 3:24pm
TheatreUNCA will present “columbinus,” a play sparked by the April 1999 massacre at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colo., with four public performances, opening November 21 in UNC Asheville's Carol Belk Theatre.
“columbinus,” by the United States Theater Project and written by Stephen Karam and PJ Paparelli, examines the alienation, hostility and social pressure that goes on in high schools across America. Populated with characters like “Freak,” “Loner” and “Perfect,” the play includes excerpts from discussions with parents, survivors and community leaders in Littleton as well as diaries and home-video footage.
TheatreUNCA also is staging special daytime performances for area high school classes and home-school groups on Thursday and Friday, Nov. 21-22. For more information, call 828.251.6610.
Each performance will be followed by a discussion led by Ann Weber, retired UNC Asheville professor of psychology. “columbinus” is appropriate for audiences age 14 and older.
Directed by Rob Bowen, UNC Asheville associate professor of drama, the cast will include UNC Asheville students Keagan Bates, Adam Wise, Carson Funk, Tyler Price, Italo Medelius-Marsano, Sean Preston, Alwyn Mothershed and Rebecca Morello.
Curtain time for the public performances is 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, November 21-23, with a 2 p.m. matinee on Sunday, Nov. 24. Tickets are $10; $8 for seniors; $5 for students and OLLI members, and are available at the TheatreUNCA website. For more information, call 828.251.6610.