The Laramie Project

Author: Moises Kauffman
Director: Brenda Eppley
Venue: Scaena Theatre
Time Duration: 90min
Age Restriction: none
Language: English

Dates & times:
31 October 2012 at 19h30
1 November 2012 at 19h30
2 November 2012 at 19h30

Ticket Prices: Entrance Free

On October 6, 1998, in the quiet town of Laramie, Wyoming, Matthew Shepard, a 21 year-old gay student, was tied to a cattle fence, brutally beaten, and left to die in freezing temperatures. Matthew’s death six days later received international attention that sparked vigorous debate regarding hate crimes and homophobia. One month following Matthew’s death, the Tectonic Theatre Project, led by playwright Moises Kauffman, travelled to Laramie and conducted more than 400 interviews with 100 Laramie residents concerning their reaction to the horrendous crime. Structured as a docudrama, the play asks the question “Could this happen in your town?” Performances: Oct. 31, Nov. 1 and 2nd. In the Scaena Theatre at UFS, 19:30pm. Free admission. A talk-back discussion will follow the performance on the 31st, entitled “Acceptance and Tolerance: The Climate Towards Hate Crimes in South Africa”


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