by Moisés Kaufman and Members of the Tectonic Theater Project
Directed by Kathryn MacMillan
A staged reading of the trailblazing play that still lights the way on fighting hate.
Twenty years ago, in October 1998, an openly gay college student named Matthew Shephard was kidnapped, beaten, and left tied to a fence on the prairie outside Laramie, Wyoming. A month later, a troupe of actors descended among the town to interview residents and probe the motives behind the murder. What resulted is a riveting series of snapshots that reveal a town grappling with the truth of unmasked hatred. The Laramie Project became one of the most-performed plays in America, and in 2005 it was Theatre Horizon's very first production. To honor Matthew's legacy, reflect on the victories achieved over the last 20 years in LGBTQ+ rights, and recharge for the work still to come, we present this all-star Philadelphia cast, in a staged reading of the play that teaches tolerance for a country where bigotry is once again on the rise.
Executive Honorary Producer: Rebecca Bradbeer
Associate Honorary Producers: Angela Mullen & Lisa Yanak
Artistic Sponsors: Kevin Maurer & Jim Schneider
CONTENT & LENGTH
SUBJECT TO CHANGE
Running Time: 1 hour and 45 minutes with a 15 minute intermission.
The Larame Project
- 401 Dekalb St
- Norristown, PA 19401
- Theatre Horizon
- Recurring daily