Time: October 12, 2009 from 7:30pm to 8:30pm
Location: Academy of Music
Street: 274 Main Street
Website or Map: http://academyofmusictheatre.…
Event Type: theatre, guests, speakers
Organized By: Academy of Music Theatre
Latest Activity: Oct 7, 2009
Last year, on the 10th anniversary of the grisly murder of gay college student Matthew Shepard in Laramie, Wyoming, the members of the Tectonic Theater Project who created "The Laramie Project" returned to Laramie to find out how things have changed for the community and the people involved ~ and how the reverberations of the crime and its aftermath reflect on our country today.
From those interviews, they created a new play: "The Laramie Project, Ten Years Later: An Epilogue."
On Monday, Oct. 12th, the anniversary of Matt Shepard's death, it will be premiered simultaneously in staged readings at over 100 theaters nationwide and around the world - including at the Academy of Music, with a cast of 16 local professionals and public figures. Admission is free, thanks to the generous support of a number of sponsors.
The cast includes (partial):
Frank Aronson, Andrea Ayvazian, Jo Comerford, Bill Dwight, James Emery, Kelsey Flynn, Harrison Gregg, Jeannine Haas, Matt Haas, Andrea Hairston, Jennifer Ladd, Linda McInerney, Chris Shanahan, Robert Williams and special guests Mary Claire Higgins, Michael Bardsley & Sen. Stan Rosenberg