The students at CIT Cork School of Music will present ‘The Laramie Project’, a theatrical collage that explores the reaction of the town of Laramie following the death of Matthew Shepard.
The Laramie Project is a play written by Moisés Kaufman detailing the reaction to Matthew Shepard’s murder in Laramie, Wyoming. It was deemed a hate crime and highlighted the lack of laws against hate crimes in many US states.
The play – written in 2000, two years after Shepard’s death – 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, and eight actors portray more than sixty characters in a series of short scenes. This will be the first showing of the students’ work.
The Laramie Project will be presented in repertory with The Laramie Project: Ten Years Later. This work examines what has happened in the ten years since Matthew Shepard’s murder. This will be the first time these two modern pieces will be presented together in Ireland as, what has been referred to as, The Laramie Cycle.
The Laramie Project & The Laramie Project: Ten Years Later
By Moisés Kaufman and The Members of Tectonic Theater Project
Venue: The Stack Theatre CIT Cork School of Music Union Quay, Cork
Director: Joseph C. Walsh
Performance Schedule: The Laramie Project – 25. 27, 28 March @ 7:30 & 26th March @ 2:00
The Laramie Project: Ten Years Later – 26 March @ 7:30 & 28th March @ 2:00
Tickets: €15, €10 (concessions) online from events.cit.ie
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