Groundbreaking performance on its way
October 7, 2012 by James
Voted as one of the 10 best plays of 2002 by The Advocat, The Larimie Project is a powerful and pioneering work that has been astonishing audiences ever since. It comes to the beautiful Laurel Mill Playhouse in under a week’s time.
This story is set in 1998 when a young man, Matthew Shepard, was kidnapped, tied to a fence, beaten, and left to die near Laramie, Wyoming. After this event, the Tectonic Theatre Project, led by Moises Kaufman, conducted more than 200 interviews with local residents and, from the information contained in those interviews, they created this play.
One of the most staged plays in the US today, it is directed by Grant Myers and produced by Maureen Rogers. It is the rave of the many large press associations and tends to hold the audience in rapture. The production has been created using mainly local talent in a playhouse that fosters an extremely creative environment and supplies the community with a diverse and vibrant live theater performance.
Poster printing, brochure printing, flyer printing, and postcard printing may have been the chosen method for promoting this exciting performance. Tickets can be purchased at the event’s website and are $15 per adult, $12 for students under 18, and $12 for military personnel on active duty and seniors aged 65 and up. The Laramie Project is being performed on Friday, October 12, at 8:00 pm at the Laurel Mill Playhouse located at 508 Main Street in Laurel, Maryland, just down the road from Beltsville.