“The Laramie Project” to be performed Feb. 22-March 3

Author: Dennis K. Brown


The Laramie Project,a play based on the 1998 murder of gay college student Matthew Shepard inLaramie,Wyo., will be presented Feb. 22 (Tuesday) through March 3 (Thursday) in the Decio Mainstage Theatre of theDeBartoloCenterfor the Performing Arts at the University of Notre Dame.

The production is part of the UniversitysSpring ArtsFest: Tolerance and Reconciliation,a two-week series of musical, cinematic and theatrical events and discussions. Performance times forThe Laramie Projectand the schedule for other ArtsFest events are available at http://www.nd.edu/~perform/artsfestcalendar.shtml

Written by award-winning playwright and director Moises Kaufman,The Laramie Projectsheds light onLaramies loss of innocence in the wake of Shepards brutal murder, exposing the turbulent emotions of the towns residents.

The student-performed production is directed by Anton Juan, a new professor of directing in Notre Dames Department of Film, Television and Theatre.

Tickets are available at theDeBartoloCenterfromnoonto6 p.m.Monday through Saturday or by calling 574-631-2800. Prices are $12 for the general public, $10 for Notre Dame faculty and staff and senior citizens, and $8 for students.

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