April 10-11, 17-18, 7pm the Panther Theatre Company of Redmond High School will present The Laramie Project by Moises Kaufman & Members of The Tectronic Theatre Project, directed by Rachel Sarrett, with technical direction by Hilda Beltran Wagner.
The Laramie Project dramatizes the aftermath of the brutal 1998 murder of Matthew Shepard, a young gay college student, who was beaten and abandoned on the outskirts of Laramie, Wyoming.
Fifteen RHS student actors will portray over 80 Laramie citizens, ordinary people thrust in the eye of a media storm, struggling to understand how their hometown became the epicenter of what many would call a hate crime.
The play portrays the profound impact of Matthew’s death on Laramie and the nation; ultimately, it celebrates the triumph of compassion over bigotry and violence.
This documentary style theatre project is the result of months of interviews that the members of the Tectonic Theatre Project conducted with Laramie residents. The writers describe the mission as a way to “promote thoughtful discussion and give audiences the opportunity to hear many
different points of view from those most associated with the murder of Matthew Shepard.”
This RHS production features the transformation of the Redmond High School auditorium into an intimate, 72-seat “blackbox” theatre.
The play is drawn verbatim from actual court documents and interviews. As such, some of the material and language may not be suitable for those under 14. Discretion is advised.
April 10, 11, 17, 18, 7pm
All tickets are general admission.
Advance TICKETS at www.redmondhs.seatyourself.biz
Adults $10; seniors $9; students $5