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Drama Looking At Columbine Shooting Earns Honors For Cal Lutheran Theater Program

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A South Coast theater program has won national honors. The Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival gave two awards to California Lutheran University’s production of “columbinus.”

The play looks at the 1999 Columbine High School shootings through the eyes of survivors, the parents of victims, and the journals of the attackers.

The Cal Lutheran production was supposed to open in November, but it was cancelled after the Borderline Bar and Grill attack. It was later staged as an invitation only performance.

In Feburary, it was revived for the Kennedy Theater Festival in Los Angeles. The festival honored the production with its award for production and performance, as well as its citizen artist award.

Cal Lutheran is the parent of KCLU Radio.

Lance Orozco has been News Director of KCLU since 2001, providing award-winning coverage of some of the biggest news events in the region, including the Thomas and Woolsey brush fires, the deadly Montecito debris flow, the Borderline Bar and Grill attack, and Ronald Reagan's funeral.