columbinus, a drama about teen violence and alienated youth, will have an added layer of verisimilitude in The Actor’s Workshop & Repertory Co. production this month in Lake Worth; the actors will all be high school students.
Students in the workshop’s acting programs will fill all the roles in this play with a documentary feel that probes the psychological warfare of hostility and social pressure that led to such tragedies as the 1999 massacre at Columbine High School in Jefferson County, Colorado.
The first act is set in a stereotypical, fictional American high school and follows eight teenage archetypes. Two characters, who have no names other than Freak and Loner, are slowly driven to crime and madness by the bullying of their classmates.
In Act 2, the characters become the real-life Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold, in scenes drawn from their videos and personal journals, illustrating the days approaching and including the shootings.
The drama will be produced at the Stonzek Theatre, 709 Lake Ave., Lake Worth on Friday, Saturday and Sunday from Feb. 11-20. Tickets are $25 adults and $15 students, available through boxofficetickets.com, calling 1-800-494-8497 or at the box office.