Summer 2014 Production
The Laramie Project
August 5-9, 2014 | 7 p.m.
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Written by Moises Kaufman
Directed by Stephen Smith
Laramie, Wyoming, population 26,687. Laramie, often referred to as the “gem city of the plains” was the site of the brutal murder of Matthew Shepard, a 21 year-old, gay, University of Wyoming student. On October 6, 1998, he was found tied to a “buck” fence, beaten and unconscious. On October 8, 1998, Russell Henderson and Aaron McKinney were arrested for the kidnapping, aggravated robbery, and attempted first-degree murder of Matthew Shepard. On October 12, 1998, Matthew Shepard died in Poudre Valley Health Center after 5 days in a coma. The charges against Henderson and McKinney were amended to include first-degree murder.
The Laramie Project is a play by Moises Kaufman and the members of the Tectonic Theater Project. On November 14, 1998, members of Tectonic Theater Project traveled to Laramie, Wyoming, and conducted interviews with the people of the town. The play is edited from those interviews, as well as from journal entries by members of the company. The play is about the town of Laramie, its citizens, and their reaction to Matthew Shepard’s murder.
Sam Angelina • Kweinyon Kannah • John Stief • Jeanette Duffy • Alex Novak • Andrew Haase • Dan Romano • Chris Nee • Christian DeReimer • Brittany Hudecheck • Amanda Lewis • Rahjul Young • Christen Moseley • Elise Marx • Steven Travers • Ashley Caldwell • Sharmin Khan • Anthony Wiegand
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