The Laramie Project: Ten Years Later

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Opened Oct 12, 2009
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WHAT IS IT ABOUT?

The Laramie Project: Ten Years Later is the compelling and groundbreaking epilogue to the original play The Laramie Project, which since 2000 has been one of the most performed plays in America, will premiere a compelling and groundbreaking epilogue to the original piece. The epilogue focuses on the long-term effects of the murder of Matthew Shepard on the town of Laramie. It explores how the town has changed and how the murder continues to reverberate in the community. The play also includes new interviews with Matthew's mother Judy Shepard and Mathew's murderer Aaron McKinney, who is serving two consecutive life sentences. The writers also conducted many follow-up interviews with Laramie residents from the original piece. Doors open at 7 p.m. for A Night of Non-violence, a community expo to be held in the lobby of the FSU Center for the Performing Arts. Local non-violence groups and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) organizations will be present to support topics surrounding the epilogue and answer questions regarding their organizations. Call 941-351-9010 ext. 4820 to reserve a table for your organization. Starting at 8 p.m. in the Mertz Theatre, a live pre-show broadcast from Lincoln Center immediately followed by the Asolo Rep performance of The Laramie Project: Ten Years Later. After the play, stay for a post show discussion, where audiences are encouraged to twitter questions or comments to Lincoln Center.

Visit the The Laramie Project: Ten Years Later website:

http://www.laramieproject.org