When Matthew Shepard's life was taken in 1998, the residents of Laramie reacted to the anti-gay hate crime and surrounding media storm with anger, bewilderment and sorrow. Their reactions were recorded by Moises Kaufman and members of Tectonic Theater Project, and masterfully spun into a piece of theater as important today as it is relevant. The Laramie Project portrays the seismic and deeply personal impact Matthew's death had on the small town of Laramie, Wyoming, while also demonstrating the power of the human spirit to triumph over bigotry and violence. Join the Aleatoric Theatre Company for their production of the profoundly affecting The Laramie Project, at he Factory Theater in Chicago.
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Chicago Reader - Highly Recommended
"...Under Nicholas Ryan Lamb's direction, The Laramie Project charts an evolution of awareness that helps Matt Shepard's ordeal serve as a pathway to redemptive compassion. The play climaxes with Shepard's father's anguished decision to request a life sentence, not the death penalty, for his son's killers. This is complex, multilayered epic storytelling theater in the Brechtian mold-but in Aleatoric's simple, honest rendition, it's deeply moving in a way one doesn't associate with Brecht."
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