Sauk Prairie High School Presents
The Laramie Project
November 11-12 at 7pm, November 13 at 2pm
at the Sauk Prairie River Arts Center (105-9th Street, Prairie du Sac)
Tickets on sale Tuesday, October 4th at 12pm
About the Play: In October 1998, a twenty-one-year-old student at the University of Wyoming was kidnapped, severely beaten, and left tied to a fence in the middle of the prairie outside Laramie, Wyoming. His bloody, bruised, and battered body was not discovered until the next day, and he died several days later in an area hospital. His name was Matthew Shepard, and he was the victim of this assault because he was gay. Moisés Kaufman and fellow members of the Tectonic Theater Project made six trips to Laramie over the course of a year and a half, in the aftermath of the beating and during the trial of the two young men accused of killing Shepard. They conducted more than 200 interviews with the people of the town. Some people interviewed were directly connected to the case, while others were citizens of Laramie, and the breadth of the reactions to the crime is fascinating. Kaufman and Tectonic Theater members have constructed a deeply moving theatrical experience from these interviews and their own experiences in Laramie. THE LARAMIE PROJECT is a breathtaking collage that explores the depths to which humanity can sink and the heights of compassion of which we are capable.
Tickets can be purchased online at the link above or in person at River Arts on Water Gallery (590 Water St, Prairie du Sac) during our regular hours of Tuesday-Thursday and Saturdays 9am-4pm and Fridays 9am-6pm.
*This is a non-River Arts Inc. event therefore River Arts Inc. gift certificates cannot be applied to the order.