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Northeast State Theatre's 2014-2015 Season



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Spring 2015 

The Laramie Project

Presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York. 

Written by Moisés Kaufman and the Members of Tectonic Theater Project 

In October 1998 a twenty-one-year-old student at the University of Wyoming was kidnapped, severely beaten and left to die, 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, and others were citizens of Laramie, and the breadth of their 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. THE LARAMIE PROJECT is a breathtaking theatrical collage that explores the depths to which humanity can sink and the heights of compassion of which we are capable.
Auditions for the Laramie Project: 
Tuesday, January 27th 6:00-8:00 pm in the WRCPA
Wednesday, January 28th 6:00-8:00 pm in the WRCPA
Call Backs:  Thursday, January 29th 6:00-8:00 pm in the WRCPA

The Laramie Project PRODUCTION DATES:  

Thursday, March 19th -7:30pm 
Friday, March 20th -7:30pm
Saturday, March 21st -7:30pm
Sunday, March 22nd- 2:00pm
Thursday, March 26th -7:30pm
Friday, March 27th-7:30pm
Saturday, March 28th-7:30pm
Sunday, March 29th-2:00pm

  

For information about tickets or how to purchase tickets call the Box Office at 423-354-5169 or email Travis Brooks at tcbrooks@northeaststate.edu
For general questions about the productions or the Theatre Department contact Elizabeth M. Sloan at emsloan@northeaststate.edu or call at 423-354-2479