The Laramie Project: Ten Years Later, Presented by Theatre Black Dog (Snoqualmie, WA), Directed by Rich Wiltshire
The Laramie Project: Ten Years Later by Moises Kaufman, Leigh Fondakowski, Greg Pierotti, Andy Paris and Stephen Belber
Director: Rich Wiltshire
When: April 24th, 2015 - May 9th, 2015
Show time: 8:00 PM
For evening shows, doors open for non-dinner guests at 7:30 PM.
Where: The Black Dog Arts Café, 8062 Railroad Ave SE, Snoqualmie, WA 98065
Pre-Show Dinner: Reservations are required.
Reservations: Please call (425) 831-3647 for dinner reservations all nights. Dinner is not included in the price of show tickets.
About the play:
On November 6, 1998, gay University of Wyoming student Matthew Shepard left the Fireside Bar with Aaron McKinney and Russell Henderson. The following day he was discovered on a prairie at the edge of town, tied to a fence, brutally beaten, and close to death. Six days later Matthew Shepard died at Poudre Valley Hospital in Ft. Collins, Colorado. On November 14th, 1998, ten members of Tectonic Theatre Project traveled to Laramie, Wyoming and conducted interviews with the people of the town. Over the next year, the company returned to Laramie six times and conducted over 200 interviews. These texts became the basis for the play The Laramie Project. Ten years later on September 12th, 2008, five members of Tectonic returned to Laramie to try to understand the long-term effect of the murder. They found a town wrestling with its legacy and its place in history. In addition to revisiting the folks whose words riveted us in the original play, this time around, the company also spoke with the two murderers, McKinney and Henderson, as well as Matthew's mother, Judy Shepard. THE LARAMIE PROJECT: TEN YEARS LATER is a bold new work, which asks the question, "How does society write its own history?"
"A haunting achievement as trenchant as it is artful, and not to be missed." - Los Angeles Times
"The follow-up is no mere epilogue but a powerful tale that stands on its own" - The Austin Chronicle
"A combustible collage of well-balanced, tell-all anecdotes and observations from Laramie citizens, police, and scholars." - Chicago Theater Beat
"A worthy follow-up to the original and a solid reminder that we should never forget." - Frontiers Media Los Angeles
"Simultaneously thought-provoking, heart-wrenching and filled with hope." - Edge Media Los Angeles
"Gripping, effective and deeply affecting." - Los Angeles Weekly
"A powerful cautionary tale, a learning curve that rises to the occasion." - Chicago Theater Beat
"Looks unflinchingly into an uncomfortable anniversary." - Chicago Critic
"Galvanizes a forgetful world, reminding us that the journey into the future begins only when we can fearlessly acknowledge the past." - Chicago Critic
"[Encourages] us to examine how we can support change not only as individuals, but as a community." - Huffington Post
The Black Dog Arts Café (View)
8062 Railroad Ave SE
Snoqualmie, WA 98065
|Minimum Age: 14|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|