The Laramie Project Drama

The Laramie Project

  • Start date

    Wednesday 28 February 2018

  • End date

    Friday 02 March 2018

  • venue

    The Lemon Tree

  • time

    Start - 7.30pm

  • age

    Adults, Teens

  • price

    £13.20 inc. bf.

  • genre

    Drama

The Laramie Project

by Moises Kauffman and members of Tectonic Theater Project

Directed by John Naples-Campbell

28th February 2018 to 2nd March 2018

Part of LGBT History Month

 

In October 1998 in the middle of the prairie outside Laramie, Wyoming, Matthew Shepard, a 21 year old student at the University of Wyoming, was tied to a fence post, severely beaten, robbed, tortured and left, alone, to die. His body -- battered, bloody, barely clinging to life -- was discovered eighteen hours later. He was rushed to the hospital and put on life support. He died five days later. The reason for this brutal crime? Matthew Shepard was gay. Five weeks later, Moisés Kaufman and fellow members of the Tectonic Theater Project went to Laramie, and over the course of the next year, conducted more than 200 interviews with people of the town.  From these interviews they wrote the play The Laramie Project, a chronicle of the life of the town of Laramie in the year after the murder. In the 20th anniversary year of Matthew’s death the themes and issues of this play are now more than ever.

John Naples-Campbell, director and ambassador for the Matthew Shepard Foundation here in the UK, brings his award-winning production to Aberdeen with a local cast wanting to continue Matthew’s legacy of hope and erasing hate.


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