Discount Tickets for Laramie P. & Laramie P. 10 Years Later
New Moon Theatre Company and Emerald Theatre company are cooperatively producing these two important productions.
You may purchase a discounted ticket to see both productions. Tickets are $30. This entitles you to attend both productions for a discount of $10!
"The Laramie Project" @ Theatreworks, 2085 Monroe Ave.
June 5 - 14, 2015
"10 Years Later" @ Evergreen Threatre, 1705 Poplar Ave. June 12 - 28, 2015
This offer specifically entitles recipient to attend one production of Laramie Project (at Theatreworks) and one production of Laramie Project: 10 years Later (at Evergreen).
The Laramie Project synopsis. In October 1998 a twenty-one-year-old student at the University of Wyoming was kidnapped, severely beaten and left to die, 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, and others were citizens of Laramie, and the breadth of their 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. THE LARAMIE PROJECT is a breathtaking theatrical collage that explores the depths to which humanity can sink and the heights of compassion of which we are capable.
The Laramie Project: Ten Years Later synopsis. Ten years later on September 12th, 2008, five members of Tectonic returned to Laramie to try to understand the long-term effect of the murder. They found a town wrestling with its legacy and its place in history. In addition to revisiting the folks whose words riveted us in the original play, this time around, the company also spoke with the two murderers, McKinney and Henderson, as well as Matthew's mother, Judy Shepard. THE LARAMIE PROJECT: TEN YEARS LATER is a bold new work, which asks the question, "How does society write its own history?"
The Evergreen Theatre (View)
1705 Poplar Avenue
Memphis, TN 38104
|Minimum Age: 0|
|Kid Friendly: Yes!|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|