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The Laramie ProjectDate: April 04, 2014
Time: 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
In 1998, the murder of Matthew Shepard, a gay University of Wyoming student, pushed the small town of Laramie, Wyoming into the national spotlight. Now Keystone College and the Dietrich Theater are bringing the story of Matthew and his community to their stages with a live co-production of The Laramie Project. Based on over 200 interviews conducted by the Tectonic Theater Project in the tragedy’s aftermath, The Laramie Project is a relevant, unwavering portrait of a town in crisis. Barreling head-on into the issues of prejudice, intolerance, justice and small town life, the play breaks hearts but still entertains in a light-hearted way, exhibiting the strength present in small communities everywhere, from Laramie to northeastern Pennsylvania.
Co-directors Jane Julius Honchell, Keystone College’s Director of Theatre, and Jennifer Jenkins, Executive Director of the Dietrich Theater, have joined forces to bring this timely play to two stages for two weekends. Performances on Friday, April 4 at 7 p.m., Saturday, April 5 at 7 p.m. and Sunday April 6 at 2 p.m. will be at Keystone College’s Theatre at Brooks, and performances on Friday, April 11 at 7 p.m., Saturday, April 12 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, April 13 at 2 p.m. will be staged at the Dietrich Theater. After the final performance on Sunday, April 13, a discussion will be held at the Dietrich with the cast and crew, facilitated by Dr. Marnie Hiester, professor of psychology at Misericordia University, and Dr. James Calderone, professor of social work at Misericordia University.
Location: Theatre in Brooks Contact: Jane Honchell
Organization: The Keystone Players
Contact Email: jane.Honchell@keystone.edu