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Play about Columbine shooting to open in New York

Play about Columbine high school shooters to premiere in New York from young playwright

Play about Columbine shooting to open in New York

NEW YORK (AP) -- A play about the Columbine High School massacre from the perspective of the two teen shooters will make its world premiere in New York next month, written by a playwright who was 9 at the time of the killings and calls it "a watershed moment."

Nathaniel Sam Shapiro's "The Erlkings" will begin performances on Nov. 9 at Theatre Row's Beckett Theatre. The play takes its title from a German poem found in a journal of one of the killers.

Eighteen-year-old Eric Harris and 17-year-old Dylan Klebold opened fire at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado, killing 12 classmates and a teacher and wounding two dozen others before killing themselves in the school's library in 1999.