BATAVIA – Albright Neighborhood Theatre will current “columbinus” by Stephen Karam, PJ Paparelli and Patricia Hersch weekends from Aug. 5 to twenty.
Impressed by the 1999 bloodbath at Columbine Excessive Faculty, “columbinus” is a mixing of reality and fiction that illuminates the realities of adolescent tradition by exploring the occasions surrounding the shootings, a information launch said. Within the manufacturing, excerpts from discussions with mother and father, survivors and group leaders in Littleton, Colorado, in addition to police proof deliver to gentle the darkish recesses of American adolescence.
“I’ve typically questioned whether or not this present is a memorial to those who misplaced their lives that day, or are the true victims those left behind to sift by the ache and torment of current in a world the place staring down the barrel of a gun is way extra actual than we might ever think about, and but nonetheless be left with the age-old query, why?” Director JP Quirk of South Elgin said within the launch. “Marie Curie stated, ‘Nothing in life is to be feared, it is just to be understood. Now could be the time to know extra, in order that we could worry much less.’ Hopefully, this present will supply even a small fraction of understanding as to why this occurred and the place we go from right here.”
Forged members embody Jon Witt of Naperville; Zach Falvo of Batavia; Jonah More durable of Montgomery; Nick Schaeffler of Warrenville; Ayden Lopez of Schaumburg; Mollie Peery of North Aurora; Marissa Banker of Warrenville; and Gemma Cohen of Batavia. Stage supervisor is Erin Cauley of South Elgin.
Performances start at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, Aug. 5, 6, 13, 19 and 20, with a matinee efficiency at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 14.
Tickets price $22 for adults, and $17 for college students and seniors over 65 years previous, and will be bought at albrighttheatre.com/tickets. Tickets are additionally out there for money or bank card buy on the field workplace whereas seats can be found. Reservations are really useful. For extra data, contact the field workplace at 630-406-8838.