PUBLISHED: 5:26 PM on Wednesday, April 27, 2005
'columbinus' opens at Perseverance
Perseverance Theatre closes its 2004-2005 season with the World Premiere of columbinus, by Artistic Director PJ Paparelli and members of the United States Theatre Project, opening May 4. The production, directed by PJ Paparelli, is a co-production with Round House Theatre Company, Bethesda, MD.

columbinus is a theatrical discussion about the events surrounding the April 20, 1999 Columbine High School shootings. It weaves interviews with teenagers from around the country with survivor testimonies and police transcripts to explore the lack of connection between suburban teens and the adults around them. The National Endowment for the Arts is the production sponsor.

The United States Theatre Project was founded by PJ Paparelli in 2002. It is a non-profit collaboration committed to the development of epic dramatic experiences, created through a process of in-depth field research and unique community interaction.