THE LARAMIE PROJECT

  • Apr 7 - 11, 2021
  • Eastern Standard Time

Ticket Price $5.00-$20.00 This event is now over
Description

THE LARAMIE PROJECT

By Moisés Kaufman and the Members of Tectonic Theater Project

Directed by Perry Medlin

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. (Blurb courtesy of Dramatists Play Service, Inc.)

CONTENT WARNING: THE LARAMIE PROJECT contains explicit language and graphic descriptions of violence, sexual activity, homophobia, and xenophobia. Parental discretion advised.

Run time: approximately 2.5 hours, including two brief intermissions.

THE LARAMIE PROJECT is produced by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York

Date & Time

Apr 7 - 11, 2021

Four County Players
Four County Players is Central Virginia’s longest continuously operating community theater. A nonprofit organization,  Four County Players prides itself on producing high-quality shows that involve volunteers from the community and keep generations of audiences returning for years.
 

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To encourage participation in the arts in the Central Virginia community by providing opportunities for performers, designers, students, volunteers, and audiences to engage in high quality theatrical productions and educational offerings