In honor of The Chance Theater's 15th Anniversary Season, we bring you a theatrical event that combines past and present. The critically acclaimed Laramie Project, produced at The Chance in 2005, will run in rep with the recent history-making epilogue The Laramie Project: Ten Years Later. These two pieces will celebrate the Chance history while continuing to bring the most current, provocative work to our community.
In 1998, the brutal murder of a gay college student, Matthew Shepard, made the town of Laramie, Wyoming the focus of an international news story. The Laramie Project, adapted from a collection of real-life interviews, is a cultural pulse-taking that examines the events of the murder and its aftermath while asking the question 'Could this be our town?'
10 years later, the same team traveled back to Laramie to investigate the long-term effects of this event. This powerful sequel reveals a range of views from regret to denial, and includes first-time interviews with Shepard's murderers as well as his mother. The Laramie Project: Ten Years Later explores how the town has changed in the last 10 years and how we measure that change. This powerful companion piece asks us to look at a town -- and a nation -- wrestling with its legacy and its place in history.
Visit the The Laramie Project/The Laramie Project Ten Years Later website: