The Laramie Project is a play by Moisés Kaufman and members of the Tectonic Theater Project about the reaction to the 1998 murder of University of Wyoming student Matthew Shepard in Laramie, Wyoming. Because Matthew was gay, the murder was denounced as a hate crime and brought attention to the lack of hate crime laws in various states, including Wyoming.
The play draws on hundreds of interviews conducted by the theatre company with inhabitants of the town, company members' own journal entries, and published news reports. It is divided into two acts, and twelve actors portray more than sixty characters in a series of short scenes.
Co-Artistic Director Ovington Michael Owston points out that, “As artists, it’s our responsibility to tell this story and stories like it. The message of this play is clear and just as relevant today as it was in 1998, that we have to be better to each other. Be more understanding and tolerant of each other as people. It’s the fundamental basis of theatre to guide our community to continuously address these social issues in a format that is safe and daring.”
Join The REP Staff and members of The Board of Director’s for Opening Night Gala on July 13 at 7pm for a complimentary wine reception beginning at 7pm.
Presenter / Producer: Repertory East Playhouse
Theater > Drama
Event Phone: 661-288-0000
Repertory East Playhouse
24266 Main Street
Newhall CA 91321
LA - San Fernando Valley
Santa Clarita / Lancaster / Palmdale
Performance Dates: 7/13/2012 - 7/28/2012
Show times are Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm and Sundays at 2 pm.
Tickets are $20 for Adults and $17 for students and seniors. Group rates are available. Advanced reservations are highly recommended.
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