Pierre Players Presents:
"The Laramie Project"
Preview performance: Tuesday, Feb. 19, 7:30 p.m.
(Cost is $5, and no reservations accepted. Students free.)
Opening Night: Friday, Feb. 22, 7:30 p.m.
Matinee: Saturday, Feb. 23, 2:00 p.m.*
Matinee: Sunday, Feb. 24, 2:00 p.m*
Feb. 28, March 1 and March 2 (Thurs, Fri, Sat), 7:30 p.m.
Doors Open at 7:00 p.m., Performance at 7:30 p.m.
*Matinee on Feb. 23 and 24 doors open at 1:30 p.m., Performance at 2:00 p.m.
Drama by Moisés Kaufman and the Members of Tectonic Theater Project
Director: Anne Rathbun
In October 1998, gay student Matthew Shepard was kidnapped, beaten, and left to die, tied to a fence outside Laramie, Wyoming. Five weeks later, the members of the Tectonic Theater Project went to Laramie and conducted more than 200 interviews with the people of the town. Weaving these voices together, they wrote "The Laramie Project," a chronicle of how a small Western community reacted to a tragedy that became a national event.
"The Laramie Project" probes issues like violence; discrimination; the role of class, tradition, and religion; media sensationalism; criminal justice; and the identity of small communities. Its innovative format and dramatic examination of a real-life event that shaped our national consciousness have engaged thousands of audiences nationwide. This winter, Pierre Players will be the first community theater in the Dakotas to stage the show that dug beneath the journalistic furor and uncovered the human face of Laramie, Wyoming.
"The Laramie Project: Ten Years Later"
On March 9, the cast of "The Laramie Project" will present a readers’ theater performance of "The Laramie Project: Ten Years Later," an epilogue showing what happened next and how attitudes changed in Laramie and beyond in the decade following the Matthew Shepard murder. The performance will be held in Pierre Players' Encore Room (box office/concession area) next to the Grand Opera House at 7:30 p.m. The cost is $5, and no reservations will be accepted.
Our patrons are advised that "The Laramie Project" and "The Laramie Project: Ten Years Later" contain mature language and themes.
For more information on "The Laramie Project," read a list of frequently asked questions.
Sponsored in part by:
Capital Area Counseling Service
Produced by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York