Columbinus - Production History

Production History

World premiere

columbinus had its co-world premiere on March 8, 2005, at the Round House Theatre in Silver Spring, Maryland and then from May 6, 2005 to May 29, at Perseverance Theatre in Juneau, Alaska (where the co-author and creator, PJ Paparelli, was the Artistic Director), in conjunction with the United States Theatre Project.

The original cast:

The cast consists of five men and three women, including extensive doubling up with characters in brief roles as parents, teachers, guidance counselors, and other adults.

  • Anne Bowles, Faith
  • Jeanne Dillon, Perfect
  • James Flanagan, AP
  • Daniel Frith, Prep
  • Gene Gillette, Jock
  • Karl Miller, Freak/Eric Harris
  • Ekatrina Oleksa, Rebel
  • Will Rogers, Loner/Dylan Klebold
Off-Broadway

columbinus had its New York premiere at the New York Theatre Workshop on May 22, 2006 (previews from May 5) and closed on June 11. The production was directed by PJ Paparelli.

The New York cast:

  • Anna Camp, Perfect
  • James Flanagan, AP
  • Carmen Herlihy, Rebel
  • Nicole Lowrance, Faith
  • Karl Miller, Freak/Eric Harris
  • Joaquin Perez-Campbell, Jock
  • Will Rogers, Loner/Dylan Klebold
  • Bobby Steggert, Prep
Other Productions

In fall 2009, Paparelli workshopped new text for the show, premiering a new version at Truman State University in Kirksville, Missouri in honor of the tenth anniversary of the Columbine shooting. The production was directed by Theatre Department Faculty member David Charles Goyette.

The cast of the Truman State University production:

  • Joanna Bess, Faith
  • Kylee Raney, Perfect
  • Ryan Clark, AP
  • Cherish Varley, Rebel
  • Cameron Jones, Prep
  • Andrew Stashefsky, Jock
  • Jake Wasson, Freak/Eric Harris
  • Sam Kyker, Loner/Dylan Klebold

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