The creators of the highly acclaimed play The Laramie Project, will premiere a groundbreaking epilogue to one of the most performed plays in America, entitled THE LARAMIE PROJECT: 10 YEARS LATER. Written by Tectonic Theater Project members Moisés Kaufman, Leigh Fondakowski, Greg Pierotti, Andy Paris, and Stephen Belber, the play will premiere simultaneously in over 100 theatres in the United States and globally on October 12, 2009. The Hilberry Theatre will be one of the venues.
The epilogue focuses on the long-term effects of the murder of Matthew Shepard on the town of Laramie. It explores how the town has changed and how the murder continues to reverberate in the community. The play also includes new interviews with Matthew’s mother Judy Shepard and Matthew’s murderer Aaron McKinney, who is serving two consecutive life sentences.
THE LARAMIE PROJECT: TEN YEARS LATER, at the Hilberry Theatre, will be directed and produced by Wayne State faculty member Dr. Mary Anderson and will include cast members James Kuhl (Hilberry alumni), Brian Ogden (Hilberry alumni), Caroline Price (Hilberry alumni), Jordan Whalen (Hilberry actor), Justin Vanden Heuvel (Hilberry actor), Peter Prouty (Hilberry actor), Lorelei Sturm (Hilberry actor), Sara Hymes (Hilberry actor), Kyle Holton (WSU Theatre), Rachel Porter (WSU Theatre), Erin Hildebrandt (WSU Theatre), Jesse Merz (WSU Theatre faculty), Michael Barnes (WSU Theatre faculty), Peggy Thorp (local Equity actor), Steve Peters (Associate Dean of CFPCA), Laurel Merz (WSU Theatre), Jeremy Kucharek (WSU alumni).
The performance will begin at 8 p.m. on October 12, 2009.
A pre-glow event beginning at 7 p.m. in the Hilberry Theatre lobby, will feature organizations such as Between the Lines; the Tipping Point Theatre; Michigan AIDS Coalition; Art for Artillery; Magenta Giraffe; Wayne State University student organizations Student Union, Gender and Sexuality Resource Center (GLBTA); President’s Commission on the Status of Women (COSW) and Sexual Aggression Student Educators and Advocates (SASEA); and many others. These organizations will offer networking and volunteer opportunities for patrons. A networking after-glow sponsored by Wayne State University’s College of Fine, Performing and Communication Arts (CFPCA) will follow the performance.
While admission is free, seating is on a first-come, first-serve basis.
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