Sunday, July 28, 2013

THE LARAMIE PROJECT by Moisés Kaufmann and the Techtonic Theatre Project, Southwestern University, September 25 - 29, 2013

Southwestern University Sarofim Georgetown TX

(Southwestern University, 1001 E. University Blvd, Georgetown)


The Laramie Project
by Moisés Kaufman and the members of Tectonic Theater ProjectLaramie Project Southwestern University Georgetown TX
September 25-29, 2013

7:30pm | Wed., Thurs., Fri. & Sat.
3pm | Sun.
Jesse H. and Mary Gibbs Jones Theater
The Laramie Project chronicles how the town of Laramie, Wyoming, comes to grips with the brutal murder of Matthew Shepard, a gay student at the University of Wyoming.

In October 1998, Matthew Shepard was savagely beaten and left to die, tied to a fence outside of Laramie. The murder focused the nation’s attention on the lack of hate crime laws. A month after the murder, Moisés Kaufman and members of Tectonic Theater Project conducted hundreds of interviews with residents of Laramie. They combined these interviews, their own reactions, and media reports into a moving theatre piece in which the company portrays over sixty characters. (For mature audiences.)

The film of this play opened at the Sundance Film Festival in 2002 and was nominated for 4 Emmys.
“Nothing short of stunning. Not to be missed.” – New York Magazine

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