In October, 1998 a 21-year-old University of Wyoming student named Matthew Shepard was kidnapped, brutally beaten, tied to a fence on the outskirts of Laramie, Wyoming, and left to die. Shepard was the victim of a hate crime that would soon become the focus of the entire nation—he was killed because he was gay.
Four weeks later, members of the Tectonic Theater Project took what would be the first of six visits to Laramie. During the aftermath of Shepard’s murder and the arrest and trial of the perpetrators, membersof Tectonic conducted over 200 interviews with the citizens of the town. The Laramie Project is what resulted from those interviews.
The play is a gripping theatrical collage that explores the depth of the human spirit. It does not provide its audience with easy answers; rather it forces us to ask the most challenging questions about who we are, what we believe in, and what kind of world we want to live in.
The Laramie Project is by Moisés Kaufman and the Members of the Tectonic Theater Project. The Williston production is directed by Emily B. Ditkovski. Produced by special arrangement with Dramatist Play Service.
Production stills from The Laramie Project are now available to order on Shutterfly here.
Tickets and Information
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The Williston Theatre
18 Payson Avenue
Tickets $7 students/seniors and $10 adults.
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