Mary Beth Fisher
Mary Beth Fisher
Mary Beth Fisher will star in About Face's Laramie Project: 10 Years Later, an epilogue to the Tectonic Theatre Project's play about the murder of Matthew Shepherd, a young gay man in Wyoming, to take place at the Goodman Theatre on October 12, at 6:45pm, with a VIP reception beginning at 5:30pm. Mayor Richard M. Daley will chair the benefit, while Bonnie Metzgar will direct the reading.

Tectonic director Moises Kaufman and his co-writers -- Stephen Belber, Leigh Fondakowski, Andy Paris, and Greg Pierotti -- returned to Laramie last fall to re-interview several townspeople who originally gave accounts to Tectonic in 1998 about Shepard, and also spoke with Aaron McKinney, who was convicted of murdering Mr. Shepard.

Over 100 theaters and institutions around the world, including Arena Stage in Washington, Seattle Repertory Theater, Berkeley Repertory Theater, the Newman Performing Arts Center in Denver, and the Gay Men's Chorus of Los Angeles, will stage a reading of the 80-minute piece that evening. There will also be performances at the University of Wyoming and Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center.

Proceeds will benefit About Face Youth Theatre, which was created in response to Matthew Shepard's murder eleven years ago to provide a safe space for LGBTQ youth and their allies to become artists and advocates.

For more information, call 773-784-8565 or visit www.aboutfacetheatre.com.