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Theatre Arts presents the contemporary drama 'The Laramie Project'

November 7, 2013

PCC Theatre Arts presents The Laramie Project, by Moisés Kaufman and members of the Tectonic Theatre Project. Directed by Nancy Davis Booth.

In 1998 University of Wyoming gay student Matthew Shepard was kidnapped, beaten and left to die tied to a fence in the outskirts of Laramie. He died 6 days later. The horrific event became a watershed moment in America challenging existing opinions and inspiring change. The play is a theatrical collage about the reaction of the town people, when in the spotlight of national media, rumors became myth in achingly soul-searching confusion.

Where: 

PCC West Campus
Center for the Arts
Black Box Theatre
2202 West Anklam Road [map]

When: Nov. 14-24
    Thurs. - Sat at 7:30 p.m.
    Sun. at 2:00 p.m.
ASL interpreters available Nov. 21
General Admission:  Tickets are $15 with discounts available.
Purchase tickets online or at the box office.
Box Office Hours: Tues.-Fri. noon - 5 p.m., and
one hour before each performance
Information: 520-206-6986
centerforthearts@pima.edu
www.pima.edu/cfa

  
The Laramie Project is part of PCC Theatre Arts continuing exploration of intolerance and injustice. In describing the production director Booth elaborates, “The play is a complicated view of Laramie’s response to the murder of Matthew Shepard. It is constructed in a series of moments in which Laramie residents remember and reflect on this hate crime and the media onslaught. Through these deeply personal reflections, the impact on this small community reveals the human spirit’s triumph over bigotry and violence. Fifteen years later the story still resonates and compels us all to confront the issues of bullying and hatred.”

An open dialogue with the audience, cast and director will follow every performance.

Pima’s production of The Laramie Project is made possible with support from Shirley Chann and Linda and Tracy Nuckolls.