On April 20, 1999, one of the most horrifying tragedies in America took place.

Ten years later, Stray Cat Theatre reminds you not to brush it aside.

Sparked by the massacre at Columbine High School, columbinus is a meeting of fact and fiction that illuminates the realities and horrors of adolescent culture by exploring the events surrounding the shootings. The play weaves together excerpts from discussions with parents, survivors, and community leaders in Littleton as well as police evidence to bring to light the darkest recesses of American adolescence. A searing and heartbreaking examination of human behavior, columbinus documents the tragedy by asking more than just “Why?”, but perhaps more frighteningly, “Just how much can a kid endure before he snaps?”


  • Benjamin Burt
  • Kevin Herrmann
  • Stew Jetson
  • Hanna Leister
  • Alyson Maloney
  • Erica Mathlin
  • Brandon Wiley
  • Eric Zaklukiewicz

Show times

Fri. 3, 8pm
Sat. 4, 8pm
Sun. 5, 2pm (with post-show talkback)

Thu. 9, 8pm
Fri. 10, 8pm
Sat. 11, 8pm
Sun. 12, 2pm

Thu. 16, 8pm
Fri. 17, 8pm
Sat. 18, 8pm
Sun. 19, 2pm (with post-show talkback)

Thu. 23, 8pm
Fri. 24, 8pm
Sat. 25, 8pm

Ticket Prices:
$20 for Adults
$15 for Students (w/Valid ID)
$15 for Seniors (55+)
$15 for Active Military (w/ID)
Thursdays are $10 Student Night!
Sundays are $12 for Everyone!

Tempe Performing Arts Center
132 E. 6th Street
Tempe, AZ 85281


It could happen anywhere…


Published by Kevin Herrmann

Actor and Writer