Current Production: The Laramie Project
March 24-April 9, 2017
Directed by Lenore Stjerne
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.
Not suitable for small children (content and language).
The Theater History
The theater was founded in 1961 as the Westminster Players with the presentation of Applause. The building was constructed in 1974 and the first show presented on May 31, 1974, was Don't Drink the Water. The building seats 122 persons and is presented in a Thrust Stage format.
Westminster Community Playhouse
|Children and students w/ID||$10.00|
|Season Ticket (Savings of 20%)||General: $110.00, Senior: $100.00|
|Anytime Ticket package (5 shows for price of 4)||$80.00|
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