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  1. J J says:

    I found the first few scenes of this play to be just revoltingly bad trite and inaccurate and obvious It was like watching The Breakfast Club reimagined I found it impossible to believe that the playwrights and their friends had discussed their high school experiences and come up with the most typical high school stereotypes possible the prep the jock the smart kid the rebel the freak the loner REALLY?Supposedly the playwrights made an attempt to break these stereotypes the popular kids have problems too but it was still tired the rebel slits her wrists? The popular girl has an eating disorder? The jock works out to deal with his stress? Wow innovativeNonetheless the stereotypes COULD have some dramatic value if they're considered in the context of how the Columbine boys might have seen their classmates So for that the play has some potentialFurther any story about Columbine can't help but be compelling the reenactments of the shooting that avoid direct portrayal of the violence the transcribed dialogue from the boys' videos the 911 recording all are powerful and horrifying and fascinating Ultimately this play doesn't answer any uestions but it claims that it doesn't want to It just sheds a little light on an event whose uestions CAN'T really be answered

  2. Jay Jay says:

    This play made me want to learn about what really happened at Columbine

  3. Addison A Addison A says:

    Reading plays in one sitting is the norm for me That's not how I read this one; I had to take at least three breaks because it was so hard to read in the best of ways

  4. Gypsysoul_ Gypsysoul_ says:

    I still cannot find a script about Columbine that is capable of genuine emotion wo the hype I think reading this script is hard due to the beginning like a prose style than traditional lines and the rest barely scratches the surface of the depth of their stories

  5. Daniel Daniel says:

    No real original insight into the events so just reads as a rehash of 'complicated' high school stereotypes

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Columbinus ➷ [Reading] ➹ Columbinus By Stephen Karam ➬ – A play sparked by the April 1999 massacre at Columbine High School in Littleton Colorado probes the psychological warfare of alienation hostility and social pressure that goes on in high schools acros A play sparked by the April massacre at Columbine High School in Littleton Colorado probes the psychological warfare of alienation hostility and social pressure that goes on in high schools across America Created by The United States Theatre Project written by Stephen Karam and PJ Paparelli with dramaturgy by Patricia Hersch and conceived and directed by PJ Paparelli Columbinus weaves together excerpts from discussions with parents survivors and community leaders in Littleton as well as diaries and home video footage to bring to light the dark recesses of American adolescence Doolleecom.

  • 131 pages
  • Columbinus
  • Stephen Karam
  • English
  • 14 April 2016
  • 9781583423929

About the Author: Stephen Karam

Stephen Karam is the author of Sons of the Prophet a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and the recipient of the Drama Critics Circle Outer Critics Circle Lucille Lortel and Hull Warriner Awards for Best Play His other play is Speech columbinus New York Theatre Workshop He wrote the libretto for Dark Sisters an original c.