Promise Adelaide
The Parks Theatre


Written By: Stephen Karam and PJ Paparelli
Directed By: Trish Francis and Paul Reichstein

Columbinus is a play sparked by the April 1999 massacre at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado. This meeting of fact and fiction highlights the realities of adolescent culture, as it follows the lives of eight students on a quotidian day in an exploration of the events surrounding the Columbine shootings.

Columbinus is not a traditional play; it is a theatrical discussion. Just as this fictional high school could be anywhere in America, or any Western society, so could the potential for a school shooting. The creators talked with a generation of adolescents to see what they had to say about their world. At the same time, they delved deep into the heart of Columbine and heard from the people who experienced the shootings. The merger of these two worlds became the basis for the play and the subject for discussion. The audience sees interactions between fellow students, parents, teachers, as well as the thoughts constantly racing through their heads.

Approx. Running Time: 2 hrs
Suitable for ages: 13 plus

Performance Dates:
October 24, 25, 26, and 27 - 10am and 7pm

The Parks Community Theatre,
Theatre 1
46 Cowan St, Angle Park,
South Australia 5010