ECC Theatre's 2018 production of Blood at the Root

ECC Theatre


By the United States Theatre Project | Written by Stephen Karam and PJ Paparelli | Dramaturgy by Patricia Hersch | Conceived by PJ Paparelli | Directed by Susan A. Robinson
Mature content. Please review content advisory.

When: Friday, November 8 through Sunday, November 10 | Thursday, November 14 through Sunday, November 17 | Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. | Sundays at 3 p.m.
Location: SecondSpace Theatre
Tickets: $11 adults / $9 students & seniors

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 â€œcolumbinus is not a play; it is a theatrical discussion.”—PJ Paparelli

A meeting of fact and fiction, columbinus explores the events surrounding the 1999 school shooting at Columbine High School. The drama weaves together the words of parents, survivors, and community leaders as well as police evidence, bringing to light the dark recesses of American adolescence. By creating a dialogue around a devastating and defining threshold moment of our time, this production aims to foster a community conversation about the issues surrounding gun violence in order to inspire positive change. Each performance will include a post-show discussion with the audience led by knowledgeable professionals including counselors, law enforcement, and school administrators.

Content Advisory: columbinus includes simulated firearm sound effects, guns, violence, hate speech, sexual content, self-harm, and death. This production is not recommended for sensitive viewers or anyone under the age of 13. If you have questions, please contact the ECC Arts Center box office at 847-622-0300 or email

Photo credit: ECC Theatre's 2018 production of Blood at the Root