The Laramie Project deals with the murder of Matthew Shepard in 1998. There are adult themes and some strong language. This show is not recommended for children under age 16.
The Laramie Project
Written by Moisés Kaufman and the Members of the Tectonic Theater Project
Directed by Suzy Newman
Scenic Design by David Linfield
Lighting & Sound Design by Kevin Harris
Costume Design by Randon Pool
Stage Management by Amanda Johnson
We regret to inform our patrons that this show has been CANCELLED due to the Covid-19 emergency. Please see our COVID-19 Update page for more information and helpful links.
In October 1998, a 21-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. He died five days later. His name was Matthew Shepard. He was the victim of this assault because he was gay. Hailed as one of the most captivating and encompassing pieces of contemporary theatre, The Laramie Project challenges and moves us as it reveals the depth of hatred and the greatest heights of compassion that lie within all of us as human beings.
A pioneering work of theatrical reportage and a powerful stage event.
– Time Magazine
There emerges a mosaic as moving and important as any you will see on the walls of the churches of the world…nothing short of stunning…you will be held in rapt attention.
– New York Magazine
Astonishing. Not since 'Angels in America' has a play attempted so much: nothing less than an examination of the American psyche at the end of the millennium.
– Mike Kuchwara, AP
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Tom Ammon & Gary Lawson
Show Director Sponsor
The Laramie Project is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York