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The Laramie Project – Opening Night
May 19, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm$15
The Liberty Bell High School Drama Company presents The Laramie Project May 19th – 23rd at the Pavilion@TwispWorks.
About The Play
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. Moisés 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.
Please note this performance is rated PG 13 for language and some disturbing imagery
Directed by Kelly Grayum & Danbert Nobacon
With support from: TwispWorks, The Merc Playhouse, Methow Arts
Bring your own blanket or lawn chair and plan to sit with members of your household. Audience members must wear a mask and follow social distancing guidelines the day of the event. Please do not attend if you feel unwell, refunds available for cancellations.
How To Purchase Tickets
The community is strongly encouraged to purchase their tickets in advance.
Youth (18 & Under) $5