Liberty Bell Drama Company, in partnership with The Merc Playhouse, with support from Methow Arts, presents The Laramie Project, a play about the reaction to the 1998 murder of gay University of Wyoming student Matthew Shepard in Laramie, Wyoming. The murder was denounced as a hate crime and brought attention to the lack of hate crime laws in various states, including Wyoming.
After Shepard’s murder in 1998, members of the Tectonic Theater Project in New York City traveled to Laramie, Wyoming, to interview residents about how the attack on Matt had affected the town. These transcripts were transformed into the play The Laramie Project, which tells the stories of real people who lived at the epicenter of one of the nation’s most heinous anti-gay hate crimes.
The Laramie Project is one of the most frequently performed plays in America, as its messages still resonate with audiences today.
The play will be performed outside, in a COVID-friendly manner, at TwispWorks’ pavillion. Details forthcoming.
PG-13 for mature content
TICKETS: TBD. LOCATION: TwispWorks pavillion DATES: May 19-23, 2021. INFORMATION: email@example.com