K-State students perform the season opener “Columbinus”.  Submitted photo

K-State students perform the season opener “columbinus”. Submitted photo

Hannah Miller, Gardner, will star in a hard-hitting play about the Columbine High School shootings at Kansas State University. Miller, a junior in theater performance, will play Faith.
The show, “columbinus” opens the K-State theater season running from Oct. 10-12 and Oct. 17-19 at the university’s campus in Manhattan, Kan.
The play explores the dark recesses of American adolescence, including bullying, alienation, hostility and social pressure in high schools.
Jennifer Vellenga, assistant professor of theatre, will direct “columbinus.”
“In such tragedies, we turn inward to protect our own, or we turn outward to rally and debate differing sides of political issues, hoping to change the future,” Vellenga said. “Theatre provides a place for communal consideration, allowing strangers to exist quietly in the same space without the pressure to respond to political and philosophical questions.”
Tickets can be purchased by phone at (785)532-6428 or online at www.k-state.edu/theatre.