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The Laramie Project
Book by Moises Kaufman and the Members of the Tectonic Theater Project
Presented with Fat Lady Brewing & Manayunk Chambers
September 30 - October 2, 2022 | Fat Lady Brewing in Manayunk
Thursday - Saturday @ 7 PM; Sunday 2 PM
In October 1998, a twenty-one-year-old student at the University of Wyoming was kidnapped, severely beaten, and left tied to a fence in the middle of the prairie outside Laramie, Wyoming. His bloody, bruised, and battered body was not discovered until the next day, and he died several days later in an area hospital. His name was Matthew Shepard, and he was the victim of this assault because he was gay. Moisés Kaufman and fellow members of the Tectonic Theater Project made six trips to Laramie over the course of a year and a half, in the aftermath of the beating and during the trial of the two young men accused of killing Shepard. They conducted more than 200 interviews with the people of the town. Some people interviewed were directly connected to the case, while others were citizens of Laramie, and the breadth of the reactions to the crime is fascinating. Kaufman and Tectonic Theater members have constructed a deeply moving theatrical experience from these interviews and their own experiences in Laramie. THE LARAMIE PROJECT is a breathtaking collage that explores the depths to which humanity can sink and the heights of compassion of which we are capable.
"the enormously good-willed, very earnest and often deeply moving work of theatrical journalism."
– The New York Times
Please Note: Seating begins 30 minutes before show time. Please arrive early and allow extra time for parking. For information on parking or getting to Manayunk, click here.
Run-time: 2 hours and 15 minutes with a 20-minute intermission.
Note: Due to the age of the building, the performance space is only accessible by stairs