Once upon a time we didn’t forget what the most recent school shooting was. Those times were... well, not exactly nice, but better. Somehow. Or maybe that time was a harbinger of what was to come? Columbinus, the latest play from Innovocative Theatre, looks at what it calls a “watershed” shooting. Fuck that, it was simply horrific. They’re all horrific. Why are they happening? Well, that’s probably something the show will explore. Also of note: the matinée shows have a talkback panel, and the one on Jan. 12 features the father of Joaquin "Guac" Oliver, who died in the Parkland massacre.
Here's a list of the talkbacks happening after each matinee:
Jan. 12: Manuel Oliver, father of unintentional posthumous activist Joaquin "Guac" Oliver and co-founder of changetheref.org; Moms Demand Action; and March For Our Lives.
Jan. 13: Youth activist group Team Enough, the Brady Campaign and March For Our Lives
Jan. 19: National Alliance on Mental Illness Hillsborough, the Tampa Police Department and former school resource officer turned psychotherapist Jesse Collins.
Jan. 20: Executive director of Safe and Sound Hillsborough Freddy Barton and representatives from Kids Demand Action.
Columbinus | Innovocative Theatre at Stageworks, 1120 E. Kennedy Blvd., Tampa | Jan. 10 preview; runs Jan. 11-20: Fri.-Sat., 8 p.m.; Sat.-Sun., 3 p.m. | $15-$25 | innovocativetheatre.org