Theater Company of Lafayette

TCL Presents “The Laramie Project”

Theater Company of Lafayette Presents “The Laramie Project”
by Moises Kaufman and the Tectonic Theater Project
Directed by Nanci Van Fleet

October 2018 marks the 20-year anniversary of Matthew Shepards murder.

Synopsis:  In October 1998, a twenty-one-year-old student at the University of Wyoming was kidnapped, severely beaten, and left tied to a fence in the middle of the prairie outside Laramie, Wyoming. His bloody, 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. Moises Kaufman and fellow members of the Tectonic Theater Project made six trips to Laramie over the course of a year and a half, in the aftermath of the beating and during the trial of the two young men accused of killing Shepard. They conducted more than 200 interviews with the people of the town. Some people interviewed were directly connected to the case, while others were citizens of Laramie, and the breadth of the reactions to the crime is fascinating. Kaufman and Tectonic Theater members have constructed a deeply moving theatrical experience from these interviews and their own experiences in Laramie. THE LARAMIE PROJECT is a breathtaking collage that explores the depths to which humanity can sink and the heights of compassion of which we are capable.

 

Performances:

Friday, October 5, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, October 6, 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, October 7, 2:00 p.m.

Friday, October 12, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, October 13, 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, October 14, 2:00 p.m.

 

Tickets:

$16.00 General Admission

$13.00 Seniors 55+, students, veterans

Group discount available for groups 8+

Purchase tickets https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3596263

or call 1-800-838-3006

 

ALL PERFORMANCES ARE AT THE LAFAYETTE ARTS HUB, 420 COURTNEY WAY

DIRECTIONS TO THE ARTS HUB

For further information, please call 720-209-2154

We are looking for volunteers to usher for performances of The Laramie Project.  Each person who volunteers will receive a free ticket to another performance of the show.  You can sign up here:

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0e4ca8af23a7fe3-ushers