Abilene Community Theatre's ACTivators presents:
The Laramie Project
Play by: Moisés Kaufman and the Members of Tectonic Theater Project
Directed by Sarah Carlson
Sponsored by Neon Parrot Lounge
Dates: November 17, 18, 19
Time: 7:00 PM
Location: ACT II Black Box Theatre
(The long building next door to the ACT main stage building.)
Tickets: $15 General Admission
(Ticket's purchased at the door. Limited seating; come early to get your seat.)
The Laramie Project (2000) is a play by Moisés Kaufman and members of the Tectonic Theater Project (specifically, Leigh Fondakowski, Stephen Belber, Greg Pierotti, Barbara Pitts, Stephen Wangh, Amanda Gronich, Sara Lambert, John McAdams, Maude Mitchell, Andy Paris, and Kelli Simpkins) about the reaction to the 1998 murder of University of Wyoming gay student Matthew Shepard in Laramie, Wyoming. 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 three acts, and eight actors portray more than sixty characters in a series of short scenes.
"There emerges a mosaic as moving and important as any you will see on the walls of the churches of the world…nothing short of stunning…you will be held in rapt attention." —New York Magazine.
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