Review: "The Library" @ Level 11 Theater / by Jerald Pierce

The topic of school shootings is a tough one to write a play about. It affects everyone either directly or indirectly on some level and should be treated with tact and care. That being said, it is possible to be too cautious when approaching the subject. It’s possible to work so hard to tiptoe around the difficult meat of the topic that the topic itself becomes an afterthought. That’s what happens here with The Library. The play works so hard to focus on one aspect of the fallout of one particular school shooting that the fact that the play revolved around that subject at all becomes almost inconsequential. That is a disservice to the topic.

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