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April 19-22: 'The Library'

Scott Z. Burns play will be staged in the Andreas Theatre.

2017-04-17
Minnesota State University, Mankato Department of Theatre and Dance News Release, 4-12-2017

In the photo, Caitlin Gabriel (Isabella Barberena) tries to speak to Dawn Sheridan (Martha Cubillos Caceres) in the aftermath of a school shooting (photo courtesy of Minnesota State University, Mankato's Department of Theatre and Dance).

MANKATO – Partly inspired by the Columbine High School shootings in 1999, Scott Z. Burns’ play “The Library” continues to remain a timely play as such tragic events keep happening across the country.

The story follows Caitlin Gabriel who survives a deadly shooting at her high school. She struggles to tell her story to her parents, the authorities and anyone who will listen. But there are other narratives that gain purchase in the media and paint her in a different light.

This bold and chilling play (a Minnesota State University, Mankato premiere) asks us to examine the truth and the lies that claim to heal us.

“The Library,” directed by Andoni Marinos, runs 7:30 p.m. April 19-22 in the Andreas Theatre, Performing Arts Center, Minnesota State Mankato.

Tickets are $10 regular; $9 for seniors ages 65 and older, children under 16 and groups of 15 or more; and $8 for MSU students.

Contact Amanda Dyslin at 507-389-6663, or amanda.dyslin@mnsu.edu for more information.  

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