MIAC presents: The Laramie Project

Categories:  Theater    Events
Wednesday, April 16th, 2014 at 5:04 AM
MIAC presents: The Laramie Project by Alex Bieler

Thirteen years ago, Matthew Shepard was murdered outside of Laramie, Wyo. The gay 21-year-old University of Wyoming student was a target of a hate crime, beaten to death  because of his sexual preference.

The Laramie Project, a play by Moises Kaufman and members of the Tectonic Theater Project, transports us back to the eighteen months following Shepard’s gruesome murder. The play, which will start a four-day run at the Taylor Little Theatre on Thursday, April 24, provides a series of short scenes that draw from over 200 interviews that members of the Tectonic Theater Project conducted with Laramie locals after the hate crime was committed and during the highly publicized trials of Shepard’s attackers.

Even over a decade later, The Laramie Project provides insight into a dark moment in our history, one that exposes mankind’s ability for both good and evil, and now the Mercyhurst Institute for Arts & Culture helps to continue to remind us that although Matthew Shepard may be gone, he will not be forgotten. — Alex Bieler

 8 p.m. April 24-26, 2 p.m. April 27 // 501 E. 38th St. // miac.mercyhurst.edu

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