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"26 Pebbles" playwright talks tragedy, inspiration

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La Crosse, WI (WXOW) -

It's remembered as a tragedy that sent a ripple effect across the nation. A brand new documentary play seeks to examine how a community came together to find inspiration in the aftermath.

UW-La Crosse is staging the world premiere performance of Eric Ulloa's documentary play about the words of the Sandy Hook shooting survivors, "26 Pebbles" starting this weekend at the Toland Theatre. Despite the focus on a violent topic, Ulloa said audiences will find an uplifting message. Ulloa called it a modern "Our Town," using verbatim quotes from those who lived through the devastation and found strength through unity.

Ulloa will be hosting a talkback session following the 7:30 p.m. performance on Saturday, October 15. A Broadway performer in addition to playwright, Ulloa recently wrapped up a role in "On Your Feet! The Musical," which tells the tale of Emilio and Gloria Estefan.

"26 Pebbles" runs Oct. 14-23 at UWL. Evening performances are at 7:30 with Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at the UWL Box Office by calling 785-8522

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