Monday, October 19, 2009

The Laramie Project: 10 Years Later

Oct. 12, 2009, 7:30 p.m.
Seattle Repertory Theatre, Free
(seating is first come, first-served,
doors open at 6:30 p.m.)

Seattle Repertory Theatre presents The Laramie Project: 10 Years Later written by Tectonic Theatre Project members Mois├ęs Kaufman, Leigh Fondakowski, Greg Pierotti, Andy Paris, and Steven Belber. This free staged reading is an 80-minute epilogue to The Laramie Project, the groundbreaking play about the murder of 21-year old gay man Matthew Shepard in Laramie, Wyoming.

The Laramie Project: 10 Years Later focuses on the lasting effects of Shepard’s murder on the small town. The epilogue was written after the members of the Tectonic Theater Project returned to Laramie to find out what had happened since their initial visit. The reading will be held concurrently in over 100 theatres across the globe including all 50 states, Spain, Hong Kong and Australia.

Producing Artistic Director Jerry Manning will direct the Seattle presentation, which will feature actors Marianne Owen, Suzanne Bouchard, Sarah Rudinoff, Gretchen Krich, Troy Fischnaller. This event is free and open to the general public. Seating is first-come, first-served. Tweeters and bloggers who want to post during the show are encouraged to sit in the balcony.

Recommended for ages 14 and above for mature themes.

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