12/3/2015 7:00 PM - 12/3/2015 9:00 PM
The Middlesex Community College Theater Department will stage “The Laramie Project” for five performances Dec. 3-6 in the Burgoyne Theatre at Lowell High School, 40 Page St., Lowell.
Curtain times for “The Laramie Project” are 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday, Dec. 3 & 4; 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5; and 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 6. Tickets are $15 (MCC students, staff and faculty $10) and can be purchased online at http://bit.ly/1MwmBiJ or by calling the box office at 978-459-5429.
One of the most performed plays in America, “The Laramie Project” chronicles the life in the town of Laramie, Wyo., the year following the 1998 brutal murder of openly gay University of Wyoming student Matthew Shepard. The murder was denounced as a hate crime and brought attention to the lack of hate crime laws in various states, including Wyoming.
Originally written and performed by the Tectonic Theater Company, the play draws on more than 200 interviews with people in the town, company member journal entries, and published news reports, depicted in a series of short scenes.
Following the performance at 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5, Jimmy Maize, a member of the Tectonic Theater Company, will lead the audience in a community dialogue about the events of the play.
For more information about the MCC Theater Department’s production of “The Laramie Project,” advance reservations, and group sales (10 or more), call the box office at 978-458-5429 or visit https://www.middlesex.mass.edu/performingarts.