CVP Spring Play

The Laramie Project

Show dates: April 27, 28, 29, May 4, 5, 6, 11, 12, 13

Friday and Saturday shows are at 8pm, Sunday shows at 2pm.

The play will be held at 113 S. Emerson St. (across the alley from the museum)

Cast (each playing 5-9 characters): John Ryan, Louise Simons, Terri Emery, Dan White, Craig Elsner, Sherry Palmiter, Laura Leon, Don Rassmussen

Director: CherylAnn Ellingson

Producer: Danni Lovell

Set and Technical Director: Michael Wagner

What is The Laramie Project about?

From School Library Journal
This remarkable play takes the form of a series of juxtaposed monologues, culled from hundreds of interviews that the authors conducted with residents of Laramie, WY, after the fatal beating of Matthew Shepard in 1998. Additional speeches are taken from journals the authors kept while they were involved in this project. From these fragments, a powerful whole is created, giving readers and audiences a full and shimmering picture of a quiet town suddenly thrust into the media spotlight and hastily branded as "backward." Shepard's friends are heard from, as are the friends of his convicted killers. Masterfully woven together to breathtaking effect are statements from Laramie's religious leaders-some of whom condemn the murder, others of whom condemn the victim. A thoughtful and moving theatrical tour de force.

Emily Lloyd, Fairfax County Public Library, VA

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