Upper School theater presents The Laramie Project, by Moisés Kaufman and members of Tectonic Theater Project, in Calhoun's Mary Lea Johnson Performing Arts Center, 433 West End Avenue (at 81st Street).
- Thurs., Dec. 12, 7pm
- Fri., Dec. 13, 7pm*
- Sat., Dec. 14, 2pm & 7pm
Tickets: $5 students & senior citizens; $10 for adults
About The Laramie Project
In October 1998 a twenty-one-year-old student at the University of Wyoming was kidnapped, beaten and left to die in the middle of the prairie outside Laramie, Wyoming. His body was not discovered until the next day, and he died several days later. His name was Matthew Shepard, and he was the victim of this assault because he was gay. Moisés Kaufman and fellow members of the Tectonic Theater Project conducted more than 200 interviews with the people of the town. They constructed a deeply moving theatrical experience from these interviews and their own experiences.
The Laramie Project explores the depths to which humanity can sink and the heights of compassion of which we are capable.
* Friday's ticket sales will go directly to support Immigration Equality, the nation's leading LGBTQ immigrant rights organization. Immigration Equality represents and advocates for people from around the world fleeing violence, abuse, and persecution because of their sexual orientation, gender identity or HIV status.