The Laramie Project and Laramie:10 Years Later
The 4th Universalist Society in the City of New York presents The Laramie Project and Laramie: 10 Years Later in six performances over 4 days!
"The Laramie Project"--Thursday 7 pm, Saturday and Sunday 2pm Running time: 2.5 hrs with one intermission
"Laramie:10 Years Later"--Friday, Saturday and Sunday 7pm
2 hrs with one intermission
Tickets available for single shows or both shows at a discount.
On October 6th of 1998 Matthew Shepard was beaten and left to die tied to a fence in the outskirts of Laramie, Wyoming. He died 6 days later. His torture and murder became a watershed historical moment in America that highlighted many of the fault lines in our culture.
A month after the murder, the members of Tectonic Theater Project traveled to Laramie and conducted interviews with the people of the town. From these interviews they wrote the play The Laramie Project, which they later made into a film for HBO. The piece has been seen by more than 30 million people around the country.
10 years later, Moisés Kaufman and members of Tectonic Theater Project returned to Laramie to find out what has happened over the last 10 years. Has Matthew's murder had a lasting impact on that community? How has the town changed as a result of this event? What does life in Laramie tell us about life in America 10 years later? And how is history being rewritten to tell a new story of Matthew Shepard's murder, one that changes the motivation of his killers from homophobia to a "drug deal gone bad" despite all evidence to the contrary?
4th Universalist Society (View)
160 Central Park West
New York, NY 10023
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