LARAMIE: TEN YEARS LATER
by Andy Paris, Greg Pierotti, Leigh Fondakowski, and Moisés Kaufman
Directed by Rebecca Waxman
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Performs in the Brooks House building, 6 High Street, Brattleboro, VT
Friday, April 27 at 7pm
Saturday, April 28 at 2pm and 7pm
Sunday, April 29 at 2pm
Tickets for each of these performances are Adults: $13, Seniors: $12, and Students: $10
Sponsored by Brooks House
THE LARAMIE CYCLE
On October 7, 1998, a young gay man was discovered bound to a fence outside Laramie, Wyoming, savagely beaten and left to die in an act of brutality and hate that shocked the nation. Matthew Shepard’s death became a national symbol of intolerance, but for the people of the town, the event was deeply personal.
In the aftermath, Moisés Kaufman and members of the Tectonic Theater Project went to Laramie and conducted more than 200 interviews with its citizens. From the transcripts, the playwrights constructed an extraordinary chronicle of life in the town after the murder: The Laramie Project, a modern classic which has become one of the most-performed theater pieces in America.
In The Laramie Project: Ten Years Later, the troupe revisits the town a decade after the tragedy, finding a community grappling with its legacy and its place in history. The two plays together comprise an epic and deeply moving theatrical cycle that explores the life of an American town over the course of a decade.