Friday, October 27

7:00 p.m.

Saturday, October 28

2:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m.


Students – $5.00
Adults – $10.00


Efroymson Auditorium


Nineteen years ago this month, in the middle of the prairie outside Laramie, Wyoming, Matthew Shepard, a 21 year-old gay college student, was kidnapped, severely beaten, tied to a fence, and left to die.  His body – battered, bloody, barely clinging to life — was discovered eighteen hours later.  He was rushed to the hospital and put on life support.  He died five days later. The crime attracted vast attention worldwide, bringing violence and discrimination against sexual orientation to the forefront of public discourse.  The Tectonic Theater Project, led by their founder Moises Kaufman, traveled to Laramie in the aftermath of the murder with the intent of creating a theatrical portrait of a town coming to grips with horrible, hate-fueled violence.  Over the course of a year and a half, the group interviewed over 200 subjects, some directly related to the case and some regular citizens of Laramie. Out of these interviews, journal entries, and found texts, The Laramie Project was born. It continues to be one of the most performed plays in America today.  The Laramie Project is appropriate for ages 13 and up.