"Columbinus" (documentary drama) - 7:30 p.m., Kinzer Performing Arts Center, Tonkawa

Thu, April 12, 20127:30 PM

NOC spring play, Columbinus, opens April 12 in Tonkawa

     Directed by John Michael Warburton, Northern Oklahoma College theatre instructor, Columbinus, a documentary drama, created by the United States Theatre Project and written by Stephen Karam and PJ Paparelli will open Thursday April 12. Other performances will be April 13-15 in the Northern Kinzer Performing Arts Center on the Tonkawa campus. Curtain time is at 7:30 p.m. each evening except Sunday, April 15, a matinee at 2 p.m. Admission is $7 for adults, $3 for students and free for NOC faculty, staff and students with a valid ID.
     This riveting play, sparked by the April 1999 massacre at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colo., is a meeting of fact and fiction that illuminates the realities of adolescent culture by exploring the events surrounding the shootings. The play weaves together excerpts from discussions with parents, survivors and community leaders in Littleton, as well as police evidence, to bring to light the dark recesses of American adolescence.
     Columbinus is the recipient of five Helen Hayes Award nominations including the Charles MacArthur Award for Outstanding New Play. The play contains adult content and language.