Upper Division Department of Theatre Presents The Laramie Project
In October 1998, Matthew Shepard, a 21-year old student at the University of Wyoming, was kidnapped, severely beaten, and left tied to a fence outside of the town of Laramie. He died several days later in an area hospital. He was a victim of this assault because he was gay. Members of the Tectonic Theater Project made 6 trips to Laramie over the course of the next year and a half during the trial of the two men accused of killing Matthew. They conducted over 200 interviews with the people of the town. The Laramie Project is a breathtaking collage of those interviews that explores the depths of humanity, the compassion of which we are capable, and how we relate to each other in a complicated world. Please note: This production contains mature subject matter and is not intended for all audiences.
There will be a post-show talkback with the company following each performance.
Performance Dates and Times: October 17 at 7:00 p.m. October 18 at 4:00 p.m. October 18 at 7:30 p.m. October 19 at 7:00 p.m.
Performance Location: Smith Stage in the Lykes Center for the Arts
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