The Laramie Project examines
by Michael Bailey
members of the drama departments production of The
Laramie Project, which runs at the Culbreth Theatre
Feb. 14-15 and 19-22.
What happens to an American town when something unexpected,
unconscionable and unforgivable rips it apart and thrusts it into
the national spotlight? That question led a New York City theatre
troupe to the town of Laramie, Wyo., to interview residents after
a gay college student named Matthew Shepard was brutally beaten,
tied to a barbed wire fence and left for dead off a rural road.
Laramie Project chronicles the life of the town in the year
after the murder. This piece of theatrical journalism explores
the depths to which humanity can sink and heights of compassion
of which it is capable.
Feb. 14, 15, 19-22, 8 p.m., Culbreth Theatre. For tickets, call
box office at 924-3376.