The Winthrop Playmakers Present The Laramie Project.
The Laramie Project is a play by Moises Kaufman and members of the Tectonic Theater Project about the reaction to the 1998 murder of Matthew Shepard, a gay University of Wyoming student, in Laramie, Wyoming. The murder was denounced as a hate crime motivated by homophobia and brought attention to the lack of hate crime laws in various states, including Wyoming.
A chorus of voices brings to life the thoughts and feelings of the people of Laramie, Wyoming. The play draws on hundreds of interviews conducted by the theatre company with inhabitants of the town, company members’ own journal entries and published news reports. It is divided into three acts, with more than sixty characters in a series of short scenes.
The Laramie Project is directed by Nathan Fogg.
The cast features Lauren Amaru, Danny Callahan, Mark Damon, Karen Dervin, Brian Dion, Eric Gaynor, Jason Hair-Wynn, Katie Higgins, Becca Leighton, Grace Meidanis, Cassandra Meyer, Katie Moore, Anthony Mullin, Eddie Paris and Pam Racicot.
The Laramie Project will perform tonight, April 27 through April 29 and May 4-6, 2012!
Performances are at 8pm on Fridays and Saturdays and 3pm on Sundays.
The Winthrop Playhouse is located at 60 Hermon Street in Winthrop, MA.
Tickets are now on sale at www.winthropplaymakers.com or 617.539.1175