Tectonic director Moises Kaufman and his co-writers -- Stephen Belber, Leigh Fondakowski, Andy Paris, and Greg Pierotti -- returned to Laramie last fall to reinterview 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.
The La Jolla cast will now include Nancy Anderson, Kandis Chappell, Bonnie Dumanis, Wayne Duvall, Richard Dreyfuss, Robert Foxworth, Allyson Green, Logan Marshall-Green, Pat Launer, Kathryn Meisle, Amanda Naughton, James Newcomb, Mayor Jerry Sanders, Lisa Sanders, Stark Sands, T. Ryder Smith, James Sutorius, Bruce Vilanch, Anne Marie Welsh, James Winker, Mare Winningham, Sam Woodhouse, and Doug Wright.
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 from the La Jolla reading will benefit the Hillcrest Youth Center, a program operated under the auspices of the San Diego LGBT Community Center. Tickets and information are available by calling 858-550-1010 or by visiting www.lajollaplayhouse.org.