CEHS Theatre Department is proud to open their 2018-19 season with Moises Kaufman's powerful, critically acclaimed THE LARAMIE PROJECT.
The play draws a clear and poignant picture of the citizens of Laramie, Wyoming and the surrounding area, tracing the events and aftermath of the killing of Matthew Shepard, a young, gay college student, whose death caused a national outcry, and raised public awareness of the lack of hate crimes laws in many states.
Kaufman's theatre company, THE TECTONIC THEATRE, conducted hundreds of interviews with inhabitants of the town, and with company members' own journal entries and published news reports, distilled them into a mesmerizing portrait of our country and culture. It is divided into three acts, and eight actors portray more than sixty characters in a series of short scenes.
It has been 20 years since Matthew Shepard's untimely death. This play serves as a strong and ultimately uplifting testament to the value of every life, and our responsibility as individuals to be vigilant in protecting and treasuring those lives as if they were our own.
Auditions will be held at the end of September.
Performances will run Thursday - Sunday, November 15 - 18, at the CEHS Auditorium. Tickets will go on sale in October.
Join us for this very special event.