New York City
Silver Spring Stage presents by Stephen Karam and PJ Paparelli’s columbinus, a provocative exploration of alienation of America’s youth on the 10th anniversary of the high school tragedy.
Bridget Muehlberger directs this exposé of the anxiety, yearning, humor and pain of teenagers. Ten years ago, Americans were stunned, angered and grieved by the horror of two teen students killing their fellow students and a teacher before killing themselves at a seemingly sedate and typical suburban high school near Denver, Colorado.
Though there had been other school massacres, Columbine shook the conscience of the country and forced a new examination of the accepted “kids will be kids” school environments. The nation instituted new anti-bullying policies and programs and strengthened zero tolerance practices for possession of weapons in schools.
Performances begin: October 13, 2023