In October 1998, a 21-year old student at the University of Wyoming was kidnapped, severely beaten, and left to die – tied to a fence in the middle of the prairie outside Wyoming. His bruised and battered body was not discovered until the next day, and he died several days later in an area hospital. His name was Matthew Shepard, and he was the victim of this assault because he was gay.
The Laramie Project is a breathtaking theatrical collage that explores the depths to which humanity can sink, and the heights of compassion of which we are also capable.
This play premiered in 2000 in Denver and has been performed in various towns and cities in the USA, including in Laramie itself in November 2002. The plays success led to HBO Films commissioning a film version in 2002, scripted and directed by Moisés Kaufman. The play has begun to be used in some US schools to teach about prejudice and tolerance, and is also a text in many English schools.
Kris Webers cast includes Peter Prenga, Carolyn Cusack, Jeanne Snider, Wil Greenway, Hannah Williams, Kate Mulqueen, Drew Mason and Ivan Nevill, each of whom plays several different characters.
March 8, 9, 10, 11(2pm Sunday matinee), 14, 15, 16, 17
Strathmore Community Hall
[Melway map 16 H10]
$13.00 (Child / Concession)
Group concessions available
BOOKINGS: 9379 5348