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The Laramie Project
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?
On October 12, 2009, The Laramie Project Epilogue premiered in 100 cities across the country, performed simultaneously by High Schools, Universities, Professional Regional Theaters and, in New York, the original casts of the play and film. Prior to the performance, a live webcast was presented from Lincoln Center, with Moisés Kaufman and the original cast introducing the play. Following the performance, the webcast was shown for a live question and answer session with questions asked via twitter and other social media from the venues all over the country.
January 12, 2013 Show Starts 7:00 p.m
Tickets $15.00 + GST