The Laramie Project: 10 Years Later delves into how the community of Laramie, Wyoming, grapples with the aftermath of the brutal murder of Matthew Shepard, a young gay college student. A sequel to Laramie Project, this play revisits the town ten years later; exploring the complex and nuanced response of the community. On one hand, over the decade Laramie saw the strengthening of queer support networks, initiatives to combat hate crimes, and advancements in LGBTQ+ rights. On the other hand, the play doesn’t shy away from exploring lingering issues or prejudices that still persist. It presents a candid portrayal of the challenges faced by the LGBTQ+ community in Laramie; depicting continued discrimination, and resistance to change. By focusing on personal stories and experiences, the play aims to humanize the individuals involved and provide a deeper understanding of the impact the tragedy had on the entire community. It encourages audiences to empathize with the struggles faced by the people of Laramie and recognize the importance of continued efforts to foster understanding, acceptance, and inclusivity.
The public reading of the original “The Laramie Project” has been cancelled due to a scheduling conflict. Please make sure to reserve your tickets for main production!
The Laramie Project: 10 Years Later by Moisés Kaufman, Greg Pierotti, Leigh Fondakowski, Andy Paris, Stephen Belber. Directed by Greg Cicchino. Produced by Trinity Lutheran Church of Manhattan Beach. Location: Held in the Sanctuary of Trinity Lutheran Church.
The Laramie Project: 10 Years Later: A Staged Reading
(Free reserved ticket, suggested donation of $20)
Friday, Oct. 13: 7:00pm Performance
Sunday, Oct. 15: 12:00pm Performance