The Laramie Project & The Laramie Project: Ten Years Later
Mockingbird Theatre proudly presents one of the most popular and important plays of the past 20 years together in rep with its stunning sequel for the first time in Canberra.
In 1998, a 21 year old gay student was kidnapped, severely beaten and left to die, tied to a fence on the outskirts of Laramie, Wyoming. His name was Matthew Shephard. A New York theatre company travelled to Laramie to chronicle the life of the town in the year after the murder, and subsequently ten years after that, in the aftermath of the resulting play becoming a world-wide sensation and Matthew's name becoming synonymous with anti-hate crime.
The Laramie Project and The Laramie Project: Ten Years Later are a breathtaking collage that explores the depth to which humanity can sink and the compassionate heights to which we can climb. A powerful stage experience, with 8 of Canberra's best actors playing 50+ roles, that will touch and change those who witness these theatrical masterpieces.
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