Nominated for multiple Jeff Awards including Best Ensemble and Best Director.
"Paparelli and his ensemble cast — Matthew Bausone, Rob Fenton, Eric Folks, Jerod Haynes, Kelly O'Sullivan, whose raw emotions nearly carry her away, Leah Raidt, Tyler Ravelson, Sadieh Rifai — clearly understood the moral imperatives behind this particular project. Games have been raised all around. "
"Paparelli and his actors — everyone is exquisitely cast, but Eric Folks, who plays Klebold with a truly remarkable intensity and ease, goes above and beyond — do their damnedest to achieve two goals. One is to simply tell the story of what happened that day, and the other is probe why it took place."
-Chris Jones, Chicago Tribune
"With its additions, and in Paparelli’s strong staging featuring a heartfelt, achingly honest cast, the play finds a new power." -Timeout Chicago
"Columbinus" is acted out by eight exceptionally committed and talented young actors who play multiple roles, both teenagers and adults." -Dan Zeff, Chicagoland Theatre Reviews