Tuesday, October 16, 2007
Collin Theatre Center presents one week only engagement of Columbinus
Regional premiere of a docu-drama about school violence from October 16-21.
Collin Theatre Center (formerly Quad C Theatre) is opening the southwest regional premiere of Columbinus. Sadly, all performances are sold out, however, they have a stand-by policy that starts one hour before show time. You must be present to place your name on the list. Any unclaimed seats will be released 5 minutes before the start of the show, and they will seat as many people as we can. There is no guarantee that they will be able to get your party in, where the seats will be or if your party will be able to sit together.
The show examines the Columbine school shooting and brings new meaning to the catch phrase "No child left behind." Set, at first, in a fictional high school in American suburbia, the action moves to Littleton, Colorado in the days leading up to and including the shootings on April 20, 1999.
Having conducted interviews with teenagers across the country and taken survivor accounts and police transcripts, the writers have created a haunting piece of theatre. The moral, in a sense, is not that the Columbine High massacre could have been prevented, but that we should be grateful, in a culture as sprawling and violence-ridden as ours, that it does not happen every day.
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